Longley House on Southgate Ave, Southgate. September 1st 2014

West Sussex Recovery Services

Public Meeting

Join us to find out more about our work and meet a panel of managers from CRI, Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Monday, 1 September
Doors 6.30pm, Start 7pm
Southgate Community Centre, Ditchling Hill,
Southgate, Crawley   RH11 8QL

As you may be aware CRI has put in a planning application concerning Longley House on South Gate Ave, Southgate.

We would like to start a conversation with people living and working in the area who want to know more about our proposed use for the site. We invite you to come along and meet us, hear our plans, ask questions and raise any concerns you may have.

We look forward to meeting you there.

Public Meeting 1 May 2014

We would like to make you aware of our up and coming May public meeting of Southgate Community Forum on:
Thursday 1 May 2014
Ditchling Hill, Community Centre,
Ditchling Hill, Southgate
at 7PM

Our Meeting is untitled:

Crawley in the First World War

We have several knowledgable guest speakers.

The Public Meeting is open to all residents of Southgate or anyone with close association. Please join us in this unique opportunity to express your views and raise issues concerning Southgate.

Refreshments will be available.

For further information you can now join our brand new FaceBook page at http://www.facebook.com/SouthgateCommunityForum please login to FaceBook and like our page we would love to get 50 ‘likes’ before our meeting on the 6th so please tell all your friends about our page and get them to like us as well, you can also see our website www.southgatecommunityforum.org or contact us on: info@southgatecommunityforum.org

That’s all for now, we shall send you another email in about a weeks time.


Southgate Community Forum Committee.

108 Malthouse Road

A developer from Hove has applied to Crawley Borough Council to convert this fine example of an Edwardian semi-detached family house, with many internal and external period features, into 3 one bedroom flats and 2 bedsits/ studio flats. The garden area will be a car park with the capacity to hold five cars. The property is in the recently designated Malthouse Road Conservation Area.

Residents living in the vicinity of the property believe that to grant planning permission for this development to take place would make a mockery of the concept behind conservations area designation and would offend not just the spirit of the idea but also the planning rules and guidelines. That is why they want your support to stop the development taking place.

If permission is granted a precedent will have been established that could lead to other residential family homes being bought up and converted into multi-occupied properties with the attendant problems associated with this type of development.

Over the course of the week a volunteer from Southgate Community Forum will call at various homes in the Malthouse Road area to seek support in the campaign to stop the developer gaining planning consent.

If you would like to add your details to our petition you can do so by commenting at the bottom of our online petition following this link: 108 Malthouse Road Petition

108 Malthouse Road Petition

We, the undersigned, object in the strongest possible terms to the proposed “development” of No.108 Malthouse Road, which is at present a semi-detached Edwardian family home, into a set of five flats, with the garden transformed into a car-park.

It would be ironic that, having just become a Conservation Area, we allow the very things that are considered unacceptable.

These proposals make a complete mockery of the spirit of a Conservation Area, as described in the Council’s own information pack made available to residents during the recent consultation period :

  • High density of development
  • Utter destruction of the quality of life of No.110 Malthouse Road
  • Fire risk of putting a kitchen in the roof-space
  • Dormer window in roof would infringe privacy of No.106
  • Conversion of garden into a car-park in this residential area.

We would urge the Planning Committee to give full consideration to the strength of feeling in the neighbourhood and to the many valid objections raised in individual submissions to the Planning Department.

To sign are petition please leave your name, first line address and telephone number below: (address & number will not be publically visible).

Public Meeting 13 June 2013

Dr Amit Bhargava of Southgate Medical Group Goand Clinical chief Officer for the Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group. He will speak and answer questions about healthcare management issues affecting Southgate and Crawley patients.

Start Time: 7pm
Location: ChristChurch Hall, Brewer Road, Southgate Crawley

Refreshment and a raffle after the presentation.

Post Office Easter Saturday

We have discovered that Crawley’s main Post Office may be closed this Easter Saturday (30 March 2013) due to industrial action. Prospective visitors are encouraged to use one of Crawley’s many surrounding sub post offices.

We are happy to announce that Southgate Post Office Will be OPEN this Saturday.Local