Letter: Community involvment in Southgate

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It was good to read the piece on the Southgate residents getting stuck in to clean up the children’s play area off Baker Close and I was pleased to join them for part of the day.

This was a joint effort between Crawley Borough Council and Southgate Community Forum. Ruth Groney and her team from the council did a great job getting us all organised and handing out tools and equipment.

During the clean up a smart phone and credit card were discovered.

These were handed over to PCSO Steve West who was able to trace the owner and have his property returned the same day.

Community forums are a terrific way to get residents positively involved in their own communities and I fully support their aims and objectives and will always be on hand to help out whenever possible.

Cllr Mike Pickett, Crawley Borough Council (Labour, Southgate)