Covid-19 Pop up cycle lanes

A number of people have requested that the Pound Hill North Residents Association share information on the ability to comment on the Covid-19 Pop up cycle lanes.

The following information has been taken from the West Sussex County Council Website:

Overview
The County Council has been awarded £781,000 from the Governments emergency active travel fund to implement seven new and improved ‘pop-up’ cycle lane schemes, with an expectation that the facilities will be available for use by the end of September 2020.

The schemes are being implemented as emergency measures using Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (TTROs). The Three Bridges to Manor Royal, Crawley (1) and Pound Hill to Crawley town centre (2) (4.5km) emergency active travel fund temporary (or pop-up) cycle lane is now open:

  • Starting from: Three Bridges Station (1)
  • End point: Crossing north of Bycroft Way
  • Details: Protected on-carriageway cycle lanes provided on Hazelwick Avenue, connecting with the existing National Cycle Network 21 route.
  • Starting from: Balcombe Road (2)
  • End point: Southgate Avenue
  • Details: Protected on-carriageway cycle lanes provided on Haslett Avenue to complete missing links on the existing route.

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions sheet at the bottom of the page and visit the County Council’s ‘Pop-up cycle lanes’ webpage for details of other planned emergency active travel fund cycle lanes.

Accident and traffic flow data will be used, along with automatic counting equipment, to help determine whether the schemes should be adjusted, removed or made permanent. Whilst this is not a formal consultation, we would very much like to hear your feedback on each scheme.

Please take part in this very brief survey to tell us what you think about the Three Bridges to Manor Royal, Crawley (1) and Pound Hill to Crawley town centre (2) (4.5km) temporary cycle lane.

WSCC Have your say on the Pop Up Cycle Lanes in Crawley

There is also two separate petition, where if you have stronger views, you can register your support or opposition:
To: West Sussex County Council

Keep and Improve the Pop Up Covid 19 Cycle Lanes in Crawley

Remove the Pop Up Covid 19 Cycle Lanes in Crawley

You’re welcome to leave a comment on the PH(N)RA website, using the form below. However in order to have your voice hear at West Sussex County Council, please use one/both of the links provided.

Annual General Meeting 2020

Notice is hereby given that the twenty second Annual General Meeting of PH(N)RA will no longer go ahead due to safety concerns for our membership, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The ability of the committee to maintain normal service has been significantly affected. Therefore, the committee feels that the membership Fees for the 2020 ~ 2021 year should not be payable. With the expectation that the next payment date for members subscriptions, will be September 2021 at next year’s AGM.

The majority of the current committee are willing to stay in place. We have a position available for Honorary Secretary. If you are interested in filling this position, please contact the Association on email general@phnra.co.uk

A brief chairman’s report and last years AGM minutes will be circulated in due course to our membership.

Kevan McCarthy

Chairman

Former Chairman – Keith Greenleaves

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Keith Greenleaves Former Chairman of the Pound Hill North Residents Association passed away on Friday 10th February 2020.

Keith became Chairman of the Association at the end of 2005 during the campaign against the Gas Holder travellers’ site proposal. Under his guidance the planning application for this site was challenged and ultimately dismissed.

He served as the Association Chairman for five years. Originally tendering his notice in 2008, however due to the lack of a replacement candidate he continued to extend his term until 2010.

Keith was passionate about the local community, he was diligent, methodical and professional. Keith was known for being ‘relentless’ pursuing issues with the authorities, and would always lead from the front.

On behalf of the Association I would like to pass on our condolences to Keith’s wife Iris and the rest of the family at this sad time.

Kevan McCarthy
Chairman PH(N)RA

The funeral arrangements are as follows: –

Friday 28th February 2020 at 2.45 in the Memorial Chapel at the Crematorium and afterwards at the Copthorne Hotel.

Pound Hill Litter Pick

Pound Hill Litter Pick on Saturday 16th November

Help keep Crawley tidy by joining a community litter pick with LPK Learning CIC on Saturday 16th November.

Meet at Grattons Park near to Peterhouse Parade at 10.15am to collect equipment ready for a litter pick from 10.30 to 12.00. Refreshments will be available from 11.30.

All ages welcome. A limited amount of equipment will be available but please bring your own gloves and a litter picker if you have one. Hope to see you there!

Facebook www.facebook.com/lpklearning/events/Litter Picking

Many thanks,

Lucy

LPK learning:

website www.lpklearning.org.

Facebook www.facebook.com/lpklearning/

Annual General Meeting 2019

21st Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the twenty first Annual General Meeting of PH(N)RA will be held on Tuesday 10th September 2019, in the Jubilee Room, Crawley United Reformed Church, Worth Park Avenue, commencing at 7.30pm

Please note the change of venue.

Due to limited parking at this location, members are advised to arrive early or consider alternative transport arrangements

Teas and Coffees will be served before the meeting.

  1. Apologies received
  2. Chairman’s report
  3. Minutes of the 2018 AGM
  4. Matters arising
  5. Election of Officers and Committee Members
    1. Chairman
    2. Vice-Chairman
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer
    5. (and up to) 8 other committee members
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Election of Auditor for the year commencing 1st August 2019
  8. County Council Matters with Richard Burrett
  9. Any Other Business

If you are a member please make every effort to attend.

We look forward to seeing you on the 10th September.

Kevan McCarthy

Chairman

Please note: – the Annual General Meeting is for Members Only, non-members will be able to join on the night and then attend the meeting.

Great British Spring Clean

PH(N)RA in conjunction with LPK learning

Be part of the Great British Spring Clean by joining us on Saturday 11th May in Pound Hill.

Meet at Milton Mount Community Centre at 10.00am to collect equipment ready for a community clean up until 12.00pm. Join in for as long as you like! Every little helps! Adults and children all welcome.

A limited amount of equipment will be available and so please bring your own gloves and a litter picker if you have one.

Refreshments will be available afterwards in the community centre until 1.00pm.

Hope to see you there!

LPK learning:

website www.lpklearning.org.

Facebook www.facebook.com/lpklearning/

Annual General Meeting 2018

20th Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Twentieth Annual General Meeting of PH(N)RA will be held on Tuesday 11th September 2018, in the Main Hall, Crawley United Reformed Church, Worth Park Ave, commencing at 7.30pm

Please note the change of venue.

Due to limited parking at this location, members are advised to arrive early or consider alternative transport arrangements

Refreshments will be served before the meeting.

  1. Apologies received
  2. Chairman’s report
  3. Minutes of the 2017 AGM
  4. Matters arising
  5. Election of Officers and Committee Members
    1. Chairman
    2. Vice-Chairman
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer
    5. (and up to) 8 other committee members
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Election of Auditor for the year commencing 1st August 2018
  8. Potential presentation from Crawley Police in regards to their Drug Awareness campaign (waiting for confirmation)
  9. Any Other Business

If you are a member please make every effort to attend.

We look forward to seeing you on the 11th September.

Kevan McCarthy

Chairman

Please note: – the Annual General Meeting is for Members Only,
non-members will be able to join on the night and then attend the meeting.

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

The Argus – Alan Quine

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

website www.theargus.co.uk

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.”

Crawley Observer – Alan Quine

Tributes to councillors huge civic commitment
29th November 2017 – Crawley Observer

website www.crawleyobserver.co.uk

By Sarah Page
email sarah.page@jpress.co.uk
phone 01403 751214

Tributes are being paid to Honorary Crawley Alderman and Freeman Alan Quine, who has died at the age of 92.

Alan Quine, pictured here when he was appointed as Honarary Alderman and Freeman of the borough

Alan was life president of Crawley Conservative Association, and former Crawley Borough Councillor and Urban District Councillor.

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.”

Alan represented Northgate Ward on Crawley Urban District Council between 1969 and 1972, and then served as a borough councillor from 1976 until 1995, representing Pound Hill from 1976 to 1983, and then Pound Hill North from 1983 to 1995.

He was born in Forest Gate, London, to Herbert and Gladys Quine but was brought up by his aunt after his mother sadly died of tuberculosis when Alan was nine years old. His father, a merchant seaman, was frequently away.

He joined the RAF at the age of 18 and trained as a wireless/radar operator on Wellington bombers but never entereted active service as the war in Europe ended by the time he finished his training.

It was while he was in the RAF that Alan met his wife – Jean Taylor – whom he married in 1950. The couple moved to Crawley from Surbiton in 1955 and Alan commuted daily from Three Bridges to London until his retirement. The couple lived for many years in Grattons Drive, Pound Hill. Jean died in 2008 and Alan moved to Lanehurst Gardens ‘extra care’ accommodation.Daughter Carolyn said: “The staff at Lanehurst Gardens are brilliant, lovely, caring people and our family express our thanks to them.”

Outside of family, work and political commitments Alan was extremely active in the voluntary sector. He was also a member of Southgate Park and Grattons Bowls clubs, Probus and the Town Twinning Association. He had a keen interest in classical music and was an active member of St Nicholas and St Barnabas churches.

As well as his daughter Carolyn, Alan leaves son Timothy and four grandsons.

A funeral will take place at St Nicholas Church, Worth, at 2.30pm on December 6 followed by a reception at the Civic Hall.