Crawley Observer – Three Bridges Station

Have your say on train station plans
14th February 2018 – Crawley Observer

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By Staff Reporter
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Revised plans for improvements to Three Bridges are on display today in County Mall.

The new plans include a new eastern access for pedestrians and cyclists to the station with a vehicle pick-up and drop-off point along Station Hill, an enlarged taxi waiting area and the introduction of more pedestrian crossings in and around the station area.

Full details of the revised plans, including an artist’s impression of the forecourt, can be found at website www.regeneratingcrawley.org.uk/three-bridges.

The council is hosting several information sessions for the public to attend:

  • Monday 12 February – 5-7.30pm, Three Bridges Station
  • Wednesday 14 February – 10am-4pm, County Mall
  • Thursday 22 February – 4-7pm, Crawley Library
  • Saturday 24 February – 10am-2pm, Three Bridges Station
  • Tuesday 27 February – 6.30 to 9.30am, Three Bridges Station
  • Wednesday 28 February – 2.30-5.30pm, Three Bridges Station

Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development councillor Peter Smith, said: Three Bridges is a vital gateway in and out of Crawley and it ts important to us that the scheme meets the needs of residents and visitors.

“We are listening to what people have to say, so I would encourage everyone to come to one of our sessions and let us know what you think.”

Network Rail, route enhancement manager, Paul Donald said: “We filly support the Crawley Growth Programme plans to improve connectivity for pedestrians, cyclists and motorist at Three Bridges station. Well connected stations are a vital link for local communities and mean better journeys for rail passengers.”

Stephen Hillier, West Sussex County Council Lead Cabinet Member for the Crawley Growth programme, said: “These proposals are aimed at improving safety and access to Three Bridges Station – one of the key priorities in the Crawley Growth Programme.

Public feedback would be particularly appreciated on these design proposals as the station is such a vital transport link.”

Jonathan Sharrock, chief executive at Coast to Capital said: ‘We are working closely with partners in improving rail infrastructure across the region and we are fully supportive of the proposed upgrades to Three Bridges station.

These upgrades will be crucial in improving the accessibility to the network and will greatly benefit – the wider Crawley Growth programme.”

Feedback can be emailed to email 3BridgesCorridor@crawley.gov.uk until 5 March 2018.

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Three Bridges Design Proposal

Crawley Borough Council: Have your say on revised Three Bridges design proposal

09 February 2018

Crawley Borough Council, in partnership with Govia Thameslink Railway, Network Rail and West Sussex County Council, has updated proposals to improve access to the site around Three Bridges Station and we want to know what you think.

A revised concept design for the scheme, part of the Crawley Growth Programme, takes into account the feedback from the public and stakeholders since the last consultation in 2015. This includes a new eastern access for pedestrians and cyclists to the station with a vehicle pick-up and drop-off point along Station Hill, an enlarged taxi waiting area and the introduction of more pedestrian crossings in and around the station area.

The document containing full details of the revised proposal, including an artist’s impression of the forecourt, can be found at
website www.regeneratingcrawley.org.uk/three-bridges.

The council is hosting several information sessions for the public to attend:

  • Monday 12 February – 5-7.30pm, Three Bridges Station
  • Wednesday 14 February – 10am-4pm, County Mall
  • Thursday 22 February – 4-7pm, Crawley Library
  • Saturday 24 February – 10am-2pm, Three Bridges Station
  • Tuesday 27 February – 6.30 to 9.30am, Three Bridges Station
  • Wednesday 28 February – 2.30-5.30pm, Three Bridges Station

Cabinet member for Planning and Economic Development Councillor Peter Smith, said: “Three Bridges is a vital gateway in and out of Crawley and it is important to us that the scheme meets the needs of residents and visitors.”

“We are listening to what people have to say, so I would encourage everyone to come to one of our sessions and let us know what you think.”

Network Rail, route enhancement manager, Paul Donald, said: “We fully support the Crawley Growth Programme plans to improve connectivity for pedestrians, cyclists and motorist at Three Bridges station. Well connected stations are a vital link for local communities and mean better journeys for rail passengers.”

Stephen Hillier, West Sussex County Council Lead Cabinet Member for the Crawley Growth Programme, said: “These proposals are aimed at improving safety and access to Three Bridges Station – one of the key priorities in the Crawley Growth Programme. Public feedback would be particularly appreciated on these design proposals as the station is such a vital transport link.”

Jonathan Sharrock, Chief Executive at Coast to Capital said: “We are working closely with partners in improving rail infrastructure across the region and we are fully supportive of the proposed upgrades to Three Bridges station.

These upgrades will be crucial in improving the accessibility to the network and will greatly benefit the wider Crawley Growth Programme. We look forward to seeing future developments as they arise”

Feedback can be emailed to email 3BridgesCorridor@crawley.gov.uk until 5 March 2018.

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Crawley Borough Council
Town Hall
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Crawley
West Sussex
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WSCC Public Notice

West Sussex County Council
Temporary Traffic Regulation

websiteHaslett Avenue East, Three Bridges, Crawley

NOTICE is hereby given that not less than seven days from the date of this Notice West Sussex County Council intend to make an Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding along the length of Haslett Avenue East between Three Bridges Road and Worth Road.

The Order is necessary to protect public safety whilst carriageway resurfacing works are undertaken.

The Order will come into operation on 23 February 2018 and will continue in force for a maximum duration of 18 months. The works will commence on or after 23 February 2018 between the hours of 2000 and 0600 and it is anticipated that it will take 2 weeks to complete.

Any queries about the works to take place or the effect of the Order on traffic using the highway should be directed to West Sussex County Council Contact Centre, telephone number phone (01243) 642105.

Dated this 7th day of February 2018

Director of Law & Assurance
County Hall,
Chichester.

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Collective Energy Switching

A message from Crawley Borough Council

Collective Energy Switch scheme
The Council and iChoosr are celebrating their third anniversary offering residents a hassle free way to switch and save without the need to understand or compare fuel tariffs. With your help, we have encouraged over three thousand residents to switch, helping reduce fuel poverty in Crawley. But there are plenty more to convince and it is those households that would benefit the most.

Help us to spread the word by the 13th February
If you use Facebook please simply click on our Facebook Facebook post and click share. The more people that register the better the offer!
Or share this link to our webpage: website Crawley Borough Council Collective Energy Switching

Free home energy visits and over the phone advice
The council also provides energy advice including information about grants and offers free home energy visits. If you know of anyone who would benefit from this service please encourage them to contact me on phone 01293 438444. More details can be found at website www.crawley.gov.uk/energy

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind regards

Claire Stark
Sustainability Officer
Sustainability Team
Crawley Borough Council
Town Hall
The Boulevard
Crawley
RH10 1UZ
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Former Chairman Roy Billis

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Roy Billis Former Chairman of the Pound Hill North Residents Association passed away on Friday 19th January 2018.

Roy was instrumental in setting up the Residents’ Association in 1998, which was in response to the County Council’s proposal to introduce a controlled parking zone (CPZ) in the Park Way area

He served as both Chairman and Secretary of the Association and was very active until standing down at the end of 2005 during the campaign against the Gas Holder travellers’ site proposal.

Roy was passionate about the local community, he was relentless pursuing issues and this was combined with a no-nonsense approach.

Roy worked for many years in Fleet Street as a graphic designer, he designed the PH(N)RA logo which is still in use today.

Plain PH(N)RA Logo

On behalf of the Association I would like to pass on our condolences to Roy’s family at this sad time.

Kevan McCarthy
Chairman PH(N)RA

Outreach 3 Way

Information from Outreach 3 Way
20th January 2018

Do you want to help change
someone’s life for the better?

  • Arrive at 10am on 5th February to find out about our Support Worker opportunities and what we can offer
  • Online applications, tests and guaranteed interviews completed on the day

Venue: Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue,
Crawley, RH10 6HG

To register, please contact Jenny Ng:

By phone: phone 0300 303 9032 (ext 2872)
By email: email jenny.ng1@dimensions-uk.org

Outreach 3Way is part of Dimensions, one of the largest non-for-profit support providers for adults with learning disabilities and people with autism.

website dimensions-uk.org/careers
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Metrobus Service for Forge Wood

New Bus Service for Forge Wood – information supplied from Metrobus
20th January 2018

New Local Bus Routes Number 3 from Metrobus.

Please see below the new timetables (effective from 3 February 2018) for Metrobus Number 3.

If you require any printed timetables please contact us.

Metrobus
Wheatstone Close
Crawley
West Sussex
RH10 9UA


phone 01293 449191
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WSCC – Public Notice

West Sussex County Council
Temporary Traffic Regulation

websiteGrattons Drive, Pound Hill, Crawley

NOTICE IS hereby given that in pursuance of the provisions of Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, as amended, the use of Grattons Drive, Crawley is temporarily prohibited from 11/01/2018

This emergency closure is necessary to allow repairs to a Gas Leak

It is anticipated the works will be completed by 23/01/2018

Emergency vehicle, Residential and Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times

The alternative route for traffic will be signed via Pembroke Road, Somerville Drive, St Catherines Road and Grattons Drive

This notice will be effective for a maximum of 21 days from the date given above

Any queries about the effect of the closure on traffic using the highway or about the nature of the works please contact the West Sussex Contact Centre on phone 01243 642105

Any queries about the nature of works please contact Southern Gas Networks – phone 01403 320768

Dated 11/01/2018

Matt Davey
Head of Highways and Transport

Durban House, Durban Road, Bognor Regis, PO22 9RE

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Invitation to second Travellers Site Consultation

This message forwarded on behalf of WYG plc in regards to the Traveller Site Proposal at Lower Hollow Copse, Copthorne

Plans to re-submit the planning application
14th December 2017

Please find details below – regarding the second public event on the proposed change of use to provide gypsy and traveller accommodation on land at Lower Hollow Copse (Pot Common), Copthorne Road, Copthorne.

The evening exhibition will be held on Friday 12th January 2018 from 16:00 – 20:00 at

The Parish Hub
Borers Arms Road
Copthorne
West Sussex
RH10 3ZQ

Members of the development and technical teams including Corporate Estates and Facilities Business Unit, Mid Sussex District Council and WYG will be on hand to explain the scheme, listen to your suggestions and answer queries.

This follows the original event which took place on 7 November. The date and location of this second event is being widely advertised on Social Media, in posters around the village and in the local press.

Comment forms will be available at the exhibition should you wish to submit written comments. Alternatively you can submit comments via the following link

Comment forms will be available at the exhibition should you wish to submit written comments. Alternatively you can submit comments via the following link www.wyg.com. The deadline for comments is Monday 29 January 2018

If you attended the first event on 7 November and submitted comments please be assured these will be considered following the above deadline.

Kind Regards,

Mat Jarman
MSDC Consultations

phone 01444 458166
email consultations@midsussex.gov.uk
website www.midsussex.gov.uk

Working together for a better Mid Sussex

The Argus – Alan Quine

Ex-councillor recognised for huge contribution to community life following his death
5th December 2017 – The Argus

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By Josh Walton
email josh.walton@theargus.co.uk
phone 01273 021384

A FORMER councillor who made a “huge contribution to civic and community life” has been remembered by colleagues and loved ones.

Alan Quine died at the age of 92 on Saturday, November 18.

Alan was a former Crawley borough councillor, urban district councillor and life president of Crawley Conservative Association. He was selected as honorary Crawley alderman and freeman in 2012 after his life’s work in the community.

He represented Northgate Ward on Crawley Urban District Council between 1969 and 1972 and then served as a borough councillor for almost 20 years.

During his time as a borough councillor, Alan represented the residents of Pound Hill before going on to represent Pound Hill North.

He served on the housing committee, leisure services committee and management board and was a school governor for both Northgate Primary School and Holy Trinity School.

He was appointed chairman of Crawley Council for Voluntary Service for four years in the 1990s.

He also served on the committees of Crawley Dial-a-Ride, Crawley Shopmobility and Crawley Connexions Centre for young people and for many years he was a member/ trustee of Crawley Arts Council.

Alan was a member of the Mid Downs Community Health Council from 1995, completing two four-year terms.

Born in Forest Gate, London, Alan was known to be active as a volunteer in a number of campaigns outside of his work life and was a member of Grattons Bowls Club.

He had also attended St Nicholas Church in Worth and St Barnabas Church in Pound Hill.

Alan joined the RAF as a young man and trained as a radar operator but never entered into active service. While he was working in the air force he met his wife Jean Taylor. The couple married in 1950 before moving to Crawley, where they lived in Pound Hill.

Jean died in 2008 and Alan decided to move to Lanehurst Gardens extra care apartments located nearby.

Alan is survived by his daughter Carolyn, his son Timothy and four grandsons.

His funeral will be held at St Nicholas Church, Worth, tomorrow (6th Dec) at 2.30pm, followed by a reception at the Civic Hall in the town.

A council spokesman said: “Alan made a huge contribution to civic and community life in Crawley in many different fields, including as chairman of Crawley Council for Voluntary Service for many years, and as a governor of several schools, as well as serving on many other organisations within the town.

“His lifelong contribution to Crawley was recognised in 2012 when he was appointed as an honorary alderman and freeman of the borough.

“Our thoughts are with Alan’s family and friends.”