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Crawley Bus Station Improvement Outline Design Agreed

A multi-million pound outline design has been agreed by the cabinet at Crawley council for the Station Gateway public realm and bus station improvements.

The design is aimed at bringing improvements to the bus station and along the Martletts, which links County mall to Queens Square.

Over £7 million pounds from the Crawley Growth Programme and Towns Fund has been secured for the investment, which will include better pedestrian and cycle access, along with seating and landscaping.

The Cabinet will ask all members of the council at a meeting on 13th December to approve the financial plan, which will be followed by three weeks of public consultation, planned to start on 14th January.

Sussex Anti Drink and Drug Drive Campaign

Sussex police are running their annual drink drug driving campaign across the county.

From now until the 1st January they are appealing to the public’s responsibility to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on the roads.

Last year 233 arrests were made whilst several thousand motorists were stopped and checked for drink or drugs whilst out driving.

The campaign is being supported by the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership and Surrey Road Safe.

Reigate and Banstead Sports Nominations Now Open

Nominations for this year’s Reigate & Banstead Sports Awards are now open.

Residents are encouraged to nominate local people, teams, clubs, coaches or volunteers that they feel deserves recognition for their sporting contribution.

The awards recognise performance and dedication to sport in the borough for the period between 1 January and 31 December 2023. They are part of the Council’s strategy to promote active sport and encourage physical wellbeing.

Cllr Rod Ashford, Executive Member for Communities, Leisure, and Culture said: “We believe sport is an essential ingredient in creating and sustaining healthy communities.

“These awards are important, because they recognise the commitment of everyone involved in sport in our communities from those who play sport to those who coach sport and from volunteers to caregivers and parents.

“I really hope everyone will take this opportunity to nominate those individuals or groups who do so much to promote health and wellbeing through sport in our community.”
There are 11 categories this year:
• Volunteer of the Year
• Young Volunteer of the Year
• Changing Lives Award
• Sports Person of the Year
• Young Sports Person of the Year
• Coach of the Year
• Club of the Year
• Team of the Year
• Junior Team of the Year
• Senior Citizen Award
• Inclusive Sport Award.

How to nominate
Nominees must reside or be part of a club within the borough and nominations can be in as many categories, as long as the nomination meets the agreed criteria.

Details of how to nominate, including information about the different award categories and entry criteria are available via the council’s website.

The deadline for submitting nominations Sunday 28 January 2024.
Shortlisted nominees and their nominators will be invited to a prestigious awards ceremony evening event scheduled for Thursday 14 March 2024.

Local Football Update

The FA Cup adventure is finally over for Horsham FC after Saturday’s second round defeat at Sutton United.  Sutton won 3-0 over Horsham with three second half goals. 

Three Bridges remain in second place in the Isthmian League South East Division after their 2-2 draw away to Sevenoaks Town.  East Grinstead Town won 4-1 over Merstham.

South Park Reigate’s home match against Ashford Town was abandoned due to fog after 77 minutes of play.  South Park had been winning 3-1.

Council and Contractor Support Crawley Foodbanks

Photo credit:  Crawley Borough Council.   Photo shows donations and foodbank group.

Crawley Borough Council and its contractor, Wates, are supporting local foodbanks this Christmas. 

The Council has set up a donation station at the Town Hall for two foodbank charities, The Easter Team and Free Shop Crawley. 

Meanwhile Wates has supplied more than 200 advent calendars and festive food to one of the foodbanks.  Residents can donate items in the Town Hall foyer until Tuesday 19th December. 

The Easter Team foodbank are looking for help to deliver food parcels on 22nd December.

For more information on the Easter Team:

For more information on Free Shop Crawley: