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Redhill-Tonbridge railway repairs begin

Network Rail and engineers have begun work to repair a landslip between Edenbridge and Godstone on the Redhill-Tonbridge railway.

The railway has been cut in half since 22 December, when a train driver noticed the track starting to dip on a 12m high embankment.

It follows a month of rain in one week. 

The slip is one of the largest the railway of the South East has faced in many years. 

The line is expected to reopen by the end of March

Tandridge Together Community Fund get £10,000 increase

Tandridge Together Community Services Committee has agreed to increase the overall funding of the Tandridge Together Community Fund from £20,000 to £30,000.

Last year, the Committee awarded grants of up to £2,000 to local charities and voluntary groups, who worked to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in the district.

£23,000 of the fund was raised by people buying tickets for the Tandridge Together Lottery.

The increase means that more local charities and groups can benefit from the funding. 

Public consultation for Crawley’s Transport Strategy approved

Crawley Borough Council’s Cabinet has approved plans for a public consultation on the draft of Crawley’s Transport Strategy.

 The Council is developing a strategy to improve how residents and visitors travel around the town and the choice of transport options.

The plan proposes a walkable town along with improved sustainable public transport, car clubs and safe cycling.

Locals are asked to share their thoughts and ideas on the draft document, with the goal of ensuring proposals meet the needs of residents and visitors.

Sussex Police Lead The Way Over New Stalking Protection Law

Police in Sussex are leading the way over a new Stalking Protection law. 

Stalking Protection Orders or SPOs come into effect from today. Sussex Police are already planning to apply for SPOs during this week for some cases.  The new Orders will be obtained from Magistrates enabling police to protect victims of stalking. Subjects can be made to undertake offender rehabilitation courses or mental health assessments.  They can also be required to stay away from specific areas and from contact with named people. Any breach of an Order is itself a criminal offence punishable by Magistrates or at Crown Court.

Sussex has recorded the second highest number of stalking reports anywhere in the UK after the Met.   From 1 April to 31 December last year, Sussex Police recorded and investigated over 1,500 stalking offences; of those 676 were in West Sussex.

Football Update

Crawley Town drop to 15th place in League 2 after losing 2-1 away to Walsall on Saturday.

Merstham hosted Horsham in the Isthmian Premier Division and gained a much needed three points winning 1-0.  Horsham remain in third place. 

East Grinstead remain bottom of the South East Division table losing 3-1 away to Whitstable Town.  Three Bridges won 3-0 away to Phoenix Sports.  

In the Southern Combination Premier Division Horley Town won 3-2 away to East Preston FC.