Keeping Crawley well this Winter

A message from Kathryn Brooks
West Sussex County Council

Crawley Wellbeing Events

Keep Warm
Monday 18th November
1.30-3.30pm
Broadfield Community Centre,
Broadfield Barton
RH11 9BA
Keep Safe
Wednesday 22 January 11am-1pm
The Hawth Theatre
Hawth Avenue
RH10 6YZ
Keep Healthy
Monday 24 February
11am-1pm
Langley Green Centre
Stagelands
RH11 7PF

For more information about any of these events, please contact Crawley Wellbeing on phone 01293 585317 or visit our website at website crawleywellbeing.org.uk

Kath Brooks | Partnership Officer – Crawley
Partnerships and Communities Team
Communities and Public Protection
West Sussex County Council
County Hall North, Chart Way, Horsham, RH12 1XH
Internal: phone 25397 | External: phone 0330 222 5397 |Mobile: phone 07702 511693
E-mail: email kathryna.brooks@westsussex.gov.uk

website www.westsussex.gov.uk
Facebook www.facebook.com/West-Sussex-Matters

Three Bridges Station Improvement Scheme

Crawley Borough Council, Govia Thameslink Railway, Network Rail and West Sussex County Council are pleased to bring forward the final draft proposal to redevelop Three Bridges Station forecourt, create a new entrance to the station from Station Hill and create a vibrant new space with excellent connectivity for all.

These proposals follow feedback from public consultations in 2015 and 2018,
extensive consultation with stakeholders and a detailed and wide-ranging traffic modelling exercise.

The aims of the scheme are to:

  • Improve the physical environment of the station forecourt area and taxi rank
  • Improve provision for picking up/dropping off passengers by car and taxi
  • Improve the transport interchange facilities, bus connectivity, pedestrian and cycle links
  • Improve access to the station by sustainable forms of transport
  • Improve passenger flow by creating a new entrance/exit point at platform 5
  • Review parking facilities at the station.

The scheme will benefit all station users. Key features include:

  • A new pedestrian and cycle entrance from Station Hill, enabling people to purchase a ticket and access the rest of the station. This will cut down on journey times for those coming from Maidenbower and Pound Hill
  • The provision of dedicated safe spaces for passenger and taxi drop-off and waiting areas and the introduction of cycle provision at the front of the station
  • Increasing transport options for station users
  • Creating a more welcoming, inviting and safer space for all to enjoy.

Information sessions have been arranged where officers from Crawley Borough
Council and West Sussex County Council will be available to answer any questions.
These take place on:

  • Thursday 10 October, 4-7pm, Crawley Library
  • Saturday 12 October, 12 noon-4pm, County Mall
  • Tuesday 15 October, 6.30am-9.30am, Three Bridges Station
  • Tuesday 15 October, 5.30-7.30pm, Three Bridges Station
  • Thursday 17 October, 12 noon-4pm, Three Bridges Station

Feedback can also be sent to email 3Bridges@crawley.gov.uk by Sunday 3 November.

An online version of this document is available at
website investcrawley.co.uk/development/three-bridges-station

Gatwick News – Crawley Observer

Gatwick Noise Management
25th September 2019 – Crawley Observer
website www.crawleyobserver.co.uk

Letter Page – Communities Against Gatwick Noise and Emissions
email crawleyobserver@jpress.co.uk
phone 01293 845058

Airport reports ignore issues

Gatwick Airport’s scoping reports ignore the current issues faced by its unhappy neighbours who suffer aircraft noise day and night affecting their wellbeing and house value, says CAGNE, umbrella community and environmental group opposing Gatwick Airport’s plans to use the emergency’ runway as a second runway.

Simply put, it is more planes which mean more frequent noise and the scoping reports before local authorities currently do nothing to offer a reduction in noise for the communities of Sussex, Surrey and Kent.

In fact it offers them an increase of 90,000 extra planes on top of the 280,000 that they suffer annually today.

Gatwick seeks to manipulate the planning process to avoid the costly route of new runway application by seeking to ‘make best use of current facilities’ through a Development Consent Order that avoids public scrutiny until 2020.

Local authorities are making decisions behind closed doors now, and have been party to meetings with Gatwick Airport since April according to the scoping reports.

Elected members will be making decisions about residents’ futures and that of your children and grandchildren who will face the consequence of global warming, as aviation is one of the biggest threats our planet faces today and must be capped.

Gatwick desires to increase flight movements on the main runway and use the emergency runway for regular flights, taking them from 55 to 75 aircraft movements per hour.

That’s going from an annual aircraft movement of over 285,000 a year to 390,000 by 2032; (figures taken from the Gatwick Master Plan) Gatwick using the averaging of noise to counter concerns but people do not hear noise as an average but as a noisy frequent event.

We encourage residents to write now to their local authorities and members of parliament before October 1st, make their opinion known that they wish to Stop Gatwick Expansion plans as they are simply not sustainable and not good news for communities or the planet.”

CAGNE is holding Stop Gatwick Expansion roadshows and pop-up events throughout October and November in Sussex, Surrey and Kent and invite people to join their mailing list, come along, help distribute leaflets to neighbours, raise awareness with communities of what is proposed by Gatwick Airport.

Visit www.cagne.org

Communities Against Gatwick Noise and Emissions
Contact details:

email cagnegatwick@gmail.com
website cagne.org
Facebook www.facebook.com/Gatwickcagne