Military Memories Tea Party

A message from Kathryn Brooks
West Sussex County Council

Military Memories Tea Party RAF Centenary Event
2.30pm to 4pm 5th April 2018
Crawley Library
Southgate Avenue
RH10 6HG

Military Memories Tea Party is a free event open to all RAF veterans, their families and anyone who has an interest in the RAF. The event will invite those who come, to talk about their military experience and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the RAF.

We have a limited number of spaces, if you’d like to come please contact us, mentioning whether anyone will accompany you, and if you have any access needs:

phone 0330 22 23883
email ArmedForces@westsussex.gov.uk

By letter: West Sussex County Council, FAO Sally Manning, Parish & Town Councils and Local Governance Team, Room 237, County Hall, West Street, Chichester PO19 1RQ

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

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Crawley Observer – Three Bridges Station

Warning over station road plans
28th February 2018 – Crawley Observer

website www.crawleyobserver.co.uk

By Staff Reporter
email crawleyobserver@jpress.co.uk
phone 01403 751200

Plans to redesign the road layout around Three Bridges would leave drivers facing a long detour if they want to go east, a taxi driver has warned.

Derek Kiernan, a taxi driver and a taxi drivers’ association committee member, told the Crawley Observer that he is keen to highlight an issue which could cause huge inconvenience to drivers, particularly taxi drivers and their passengers.

“One of the proposals is for no right turn from the station he said. *The proposal is that you leave Three Bridges station and go to the Paymaster General’s roundabout.

*The’re expecting us to rive for about a mile and a half diversion, and the public to pay for it. You can imagine the extra traffic, extra pollution

A previous public consultation suggested general support for the no right turn option. However, the report into the public comments acknowledged: “Some comments expressed concern over the impact the loss of the right hand turn would have on taxis as alternative routes would increase fares – participants felt that over the year these costs for season ticket holders would mean a lot.”

The proposals are still open for public comments via:
website regeneratingcrawley.org.uk/three-bridges

British Airways Run Gatwick

Information from Nicola Curran, British Airways Run Gatwick
04th March 2018

You may already know about our brand new community running event for the South East – the British Airways Run Gatwick International Half Marathon, 5K/Corporate 5K and Family Run taking place on Sunday 13th May 2018, starting and finishing in Crawley’s Southgate Park.

Runners will complete either a 13.1 mile or 5km route through stunning local scenery and youngsters and their families will be encouraged to participate and enjoy a 1 mile run in and around the centre of Crawley.

We are working closely with Crawley Borough Council and British Airways on delivering this new mass participation event for the area. For the last four years we have organised a very similar event in Reigate called Run Reigate which has been extremely successful and has raised so far over £700,000 for charities in Surrey and Sussex.

This year we are launching our Run Gatwick event in Crawley and it’s designed to get people active, boost local tourism and support many local charities.

For this event to work, we recruit around 300 volunteers (marshals/racemakers) and this is my reason for contacting you as we would the community to be involved .. We have quite a few roles to fill, ranging from marshals for the routes, team leaders, water, medal, and banana distributers and running the Information Tent.

All volunteers (aged 18 + will receive a free breakfast, a quality racemaker t-shirt and entry to 2019 Run Gatwick event)

Please see poster below

The link to sign up: website www.rungatwick.com/volunteers/

If you would like anymore information please email or call me

Many thanks

Nicola

Nicola Curran| Racemaker Coordinator
| British Airways Run Gatwick | Half Marathon, 5K, Corporate 5K and Family Run
| site: website www.rungatwick.com

For further information please contact: –
email nicola.curran@rungatwick.com
phone 07771 636524
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Crawley Observer – Gatwick News

Gatwick Growth has ‘huge Impact’ on area
21st February 2018 – Crawley Observer

website www.crawleyobserver.co.uk

By Staff Reporter
email crawleyobserver@jpress.co.uk
phone 01403 751200

Gatwick expansion would be opposed by most residents of Sussex Surrey, and Kent according to a survey by CAGNE.

The three month survey by CAGNE (Communities against Gatwick Noise and Emissions) asked people about their concerns over airspace changes and their thoughts on Gatwick expansion with a second runway.

Picture by Jeffrey Milstein

A statement from CAGNE said: The results were unanimous, like the Airport Commissions work which cost the taxpayer £20 million over three years. Residents clearly do not wish to see Gatwick obtain a second runway as the growth currently is having a significant effect on their lives and well being now.

“The CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) has also just released a report on the 2016 movements at Gatwick which clearly show a 4% increase in aircraft movements at Gatwick and an increase in the number of people affected by the noise contours that it creates.

“In the CAGNE survey 61.09% of those respondents asked if they would support a second runway stated that they would not whereas only 36.40% would: unlike other surveys CAGNE offered the option of don’t know, which received 2.51%.

“Those that responded detailed that Gatwick is an inferior option for a 2nd runway – it is not in London and the infrastructure could not sustain it” also the flights are relatively low over the South Downs National Park and impact adversely on rural areas where there is very little ambient noise.

“Ihe noise and environmental effect of flights in and out of Gatwick arc having a huge impact on the quality of our lives and health, particularly during the summer months. In addition I believe this area is not suitable to support the infrastructure that would be required of airport expansion.’

“Questioned about night flights and respondents detailed that 36.82% would like to see a ban on night departures and 32.0% a ban on arrivals with 36.04% detailing that they are impacted by night noise, many admitting that they are€ not sure which routes in and out of Gatwick they are impacted by.

“The CAA report also shows that Gatwick has seen a 2% increase in night movements with 11,250 during the summer schedule (dispensations allow Gatwick to fly additional planes or move winter quotas over to the summer schedule) and allowing for a 60% increase in winter movements up to 3,250.

“One responded to the survey clearly detailing the emotions of many that responded to the survey: ‘The effect of a second runway at Gatwick would be – heavily increased traffic flow and severe congestion within Horsham and its environments leading to massive infrastructure costs which would not necessarily be effective.

Completely impotent rail service to London. Destruction of the pleasant ambience of Horsham as it develops rapidly into a metropolis.

If government reverses its decision on Heathrow, it should look to an expansion of Birmingham with its proposed fast travel links to London and northern England by HS2. Gatwick Diamond is only a collection of businesses with vested interests in supporting an American investment which will successfully divest itself of all responsibilities if a second runway were approved.’

*The survey also saw respondents from Gatwick Runway 2 supporters as well as groups from the Sussex, Surrey and Kent that oppose Gatwick growth due to the impact it is having on communities and the lack of infrastructure.

“NB: In view of the Gatwick Diamond member survey we would like to raise the fact that 33 Chambers of Commerce and international business support Heathrow expansion compared to those supporting Gatwick expansion.

CAGNE does not support expansion at Gatwick or Heathrow due to the impact both airports will have on the rural areas of Sussex and Surrey.”

See Other Article for the results of the Gatwick Diamond survey.

CAGNE’s Annual General Meeting takes place this Sunday, 25th February, at the Sussex Oak village pub in Warnham.

Crawley Observer – Gatwick News

Business group says members are ‘obviously keen’ on Gatwick growth
21st February 2018 – Crawley Observer

website www.crawleyobserver.co.uk

By Staff Reporter
email crawleyobserver@jpress.co.uk
phone 01403 751200

Business group gdb (Gatwick Diamond Business) says it will continue to back Gatwick expansion, following its latest members’poll. The poll, carried out earlier this month, sought group members’views on whether Gatwick should have a second runway.

“The poll has shown that we should continue to support the development of Runway 2 at Gatwick,” said a statement from gdb. “The findings are in the table below, but show that 88 per cent of members who responded are in favour of a second runway at Gatwick whilst Z per cent are in opposition. The others were unable to express an opinion or needed further information on the issues.

“The poll gives gdb members the opportunity to further express their opinion and we will look to publish both supporting and opposing views, with permission; in the May edition of the Source
magazine.

Jeremy Taylor, CE of gdb, said: ‘As a representative body, we need to know what our members think and it is important that we check with them on crucial issues such as this.

Jeremy Taylor

“Whilst the runway debate continues, and the option of developing Heathrow is still under scrutiny by Parliament and the Transport Select Committee, our Member businesses are obviously keen to see this airport grow. These businesses are invested in the region, them and their staff live and work in the region around Gatwick so it is important we reflect their views.

“But I’m also keen to listen to those who oppose airport growth and look forward to hearing from them.

Survey results since 2014:
The group has published the results off our surveys, carried out since 2014.

“In previous years the survey has shown that there is strong support for the second runway from the membership of Gatwick Diamond Business,” said gdb.

2014 2015 2016 2018
Support 92% 85% 88% 88%
Oppose 3% 11% 9% 7%
Need more info 2% 2% 1% 4%
Abstain 3% 2% 2% 1%

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Crawley County Local Committee

Meet your local county councillors

On Wednesday 28th February 2018 at 7pm
at Longley Room, Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6HG

County Local Committees consider a range of issues concerning the local area, and where relevant make decisions. It is a meeting in public and has a regular ‘talk with us’ item where the public can ask questions of their local elected representatives

Agenda includes: –

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Declarations of interest
  • Minutes
  • Urgent matters
  • Progress statement
  • Crawley Residents’ Parking Scheme Review
  • Latent Tuberculosis in Crawley
  • Redevelopment of Three Bridges Stations
  • British Airways Gatwick Half marathon
  • Community Initiative Funding
  • Nominations to School and Academy Governing Bodies
  • Talk With Us
  • Date of the Next Meeting

For further information and an agenda please contact: –
phone 0330 222 8314
Facebook crawleytalkwithus
email talkwithus@westsussex.gov.uk
website http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/talkwithus

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Crawley Observer – Three Bridges Station

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

website www.crawleyobserver.co.uk

By Staff Reporter
email crawleyobserver@jpress.co.uk
phone 01403 751200

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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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.

website Report a problem with a road or pavement
website raise a highways related enquiry
phone 03302 227705
email street.works@westsussex.gov.uk

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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
phone 01293 438444
email claire.stark@crawley.gov.uk
website www.crawley.gov.uk