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Major Travel Disruption After A Man Was Hit By A Train

Police have confirmed the death of a person who was hit by a train yesterday morning.

Blocked lines including Gatwick Airport caused major disruption for commuters until the afternoon.

Officers at present are working to identify the victim who was pronounced dead at the scene at Anerley Station. The incident is not being treated as suspicious.

 

Brand New Community Artwork To Be Unveiled At Crawley’s Bluebird Club

Brand new community artwork is set to be unveiled at Crawley’s Bluebird club.

Crawley Wellbeing recruited local artist Vanessa Cumper to collaborate with local students in designing floor to ceiling banners for the club that gives those with learning disabilities and their friends a place where they can relax and dance to live music.

The new artwork will be hung up this coming Wednesday night at The Hawth.

 

Man Jailed For Breaching Criminal Behaviour Order

A man has been jailed for breaching his Criminal Behaviour Order at Gatwick Airport.

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, officers were called about a theft at the airport’s North terminal Marks and Spencer. After being challenged by the shop staff, 52 -year old Darren Pullen was chased and detained. Enquiries revealed Pullen was subject to a three-year Criminal Behaviour Order last July due to a past of similar wrongdoing.

Pullen was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment after pleading guilty to both offences.

 

Grants available to improve High Weald landscape

Local organisations in the Tandridge area are being invited to apply for funding for small projects to improve the High Weald landscape. 

The Sussex Lund programme has re-opened for grant applications of between £500 and £10,000.

The programme will consider supporting projects that improve wildlife, scenic beauty and access to the countryside.

The deadline for applications is 2 March 2020.

For more information visit here.

West Sussex solar farm produce more energy than expected

Solar farms developed by West Sussex County Council are generating more clean electricity than expected.

Tangmere solar farm produced over 5000 MWh of clean electricity this financial year, while Westhampnett produced nearly 2000 MWh in just a few months.

The news comes during ‘Save Energy’ month – part of the County Council’s Climate Pledge.