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Calls For Oyster Card Extension

There are calls for the Oyster card zone to be extended to Three Bridges.

The ticket already takes you to Gatwick Airport, but Crawley MP Henry Smith is campaigning for it to be extended to the surrounding villages.

The government says anyone who believes their local station should be part of the Pay as You Go scheme should fill out their consultation.

You can find that consultation Here.

Equine flu crisis strikes at British horse racing

Chrissy Muir caught up with local Lingfield Racecourse member, Ian Byford today to talk about the current state of affairs in the Horse Racing world which is greatly affected by the ban on racing at the present time.

**UPDATE 11th Feb 2019**
Since this story was published, there has been a late evening development.
The BHA have announced a managed return to racing imposing strict bio security measures. The decision to resume racing was taken in a “controlled, risk-managed manner” and supported by an industry veterinary committee said the British Horseracing Authority.

Image: Lingfield Racecourse parade ring before the ban. © Chrissy Muir

CCTV Image Released In Connection With Robbery Of Elderly Woman

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the robbery in Crawley of an elderly woman.  

The woman who is in her 90s was pushed over by two men in an alleyway between Kilnmead and The Boulevard in Crawley on Tuesday 11th December.  Her purse was stolen. One of the suspects is described as white, 5 foot 9 inches tall, in his late 20s or early 30s with dark wavy hair and was wearing a long, dark coloured smart jacket with the collar up.  The second suspect was white, with brown hair and wearing a blue puffa jacket.

Sussex Police have just released the picture of a man whom they believe used one of the cards stolen from the victim’s purse in West Street, Horsham.  The image can be seen on the Sussex Police website news.sussex.police.uk.

Football Update

In League 2, Crawley Town suffered a 3-0 defeat in their away match with Oldham Athletic on Saturday.  The Reds were punished by three goals in the last 20 minutes.

Merstham slip to 5th place in the Bostik Premier Division following their 1-1 draw away to Brightlingsea Regent.

In the Bostik South East Division, Horsham won 3-1 away to VCD Athletic and East Grinstead won 1-0 at home to Ramsgate.

South Park lost their Bostik South Central Division match 6-1 at home to Ware.

In the Combined Counties Premier Division, Redhill are in 5th place after winning 2-1 at home to Guildford.  Horley Town won 1-0 at home to Camberley.

Crawley’s Manor Royal Business District Improvement Scheme

Proposals to ease traffic congestion for the Manor Royal Business District in Crawley will be on display next weekend.

The scheme includes the installation of a bus lane in Manor Royal Road, improvements to the A23 London Road corridor and improvements to the County Oak and Metcalf Way area.  The proposals cost £2.1 million and are a key part of the Crawley Growth programme.

The next drop in session is on Saturday 16th February from 10 am to 2 pm at the County Mall Shopping Centre in Crawley. Residents can complete an online survey at westsussex.gov.uk/manorroyal. The closing date for responses is midnight on Tuesday 5th March.