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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.

Reigate Hill Night Time Road Closure

A small section of the A217 at Reigate Hill will be closed in both directions at Gatton Bottom Road for three nights from tonight.  The road will be closed from 8 pm to 6 am.

Surrey County Council have put the closure in place for tree felling and vegetation clearance in preparation for works to a retaining wall.  A signed diversion will be in place.

Storm Brendan:damage and disruption across Sussex and Surrey

Wind makes landing difficult for a pilot at Gatwick. Video Credit: Czar Ian Echavez

Stormy weather has caused damage across Sussex and Surrey.

Fallen trees are being cleared by emergency services with roofs also suffering damage after strong winds battered the counties

The rail line between Horsham and Dorking has been closed due to a landslip.

Dense cloud obtructs view for passengers coming into Gatwick on Tuesday Evening. Picture Credit Czar Ian Echavez
Picture Credit:Czar Ian Echavez

Airlines were forced to divert flights scheduled to land at Gatwick Airport on Monday evening while ferries and railways faced disruption.