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Fight in Crawley Leaves Woman with Broken Jaw

A 23-year-old has been released under investigation in connection with a fight in Crawley.

Police were called to the Kilnmead just over two weeks ago at around 11.30pm to reports of a large crowd.

On arrival they found a 21-year-old woman unconscious with a broken jaw and others with minor injuries.

A 23-year-old was arrested nearby.

Free parking for Keyworkers at Crawley

A local council is to allocate free parking for NHS workers providing them a five minute walk to the nearest hospital.

As a thank you for their help with the battle against coronavirus, NHS workers, social care staff and volunteers will be offered free parking at Crawley’s Orchard Street car park.

For free access to the car park , key workers need to email [email protected] from their work email address with their name, vehicle registration number, telephone number and organisation they are working for.

Suspension of Gatwick Express Trains

Gatwick Express trains are being temporarily suspended with further reductions due to be made to Southern and Thameslink services.

During the current pandemic the express service will be temporarily suspended until further notice in response to a significant fall in passenger numbers at the airport and to keep other trains running.

Southern and Thameslink service will continue to Gatwick but on a reduced timetable with further changes set to be made from Monday.

More information on rail services during the Coronavirus outbreak

Bin collections during the coronavirus outbreak

The following press release has today been issued by Reigate and Banstead Borough Council in relation to the coronavirus outbreak.

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council is working hard to provide vital public services, such as rubbish collections, during the coronavirus outbreak.

Reducing or cancelling some services is helping to free up staff and other resources to focus them where they are needed most.

Council Leader, Cllr Mark Brunt, said: “We need to guarantee regular collections of the rubbish most likely to attract vermin and cause a public health hazard. For this reason, food waste and non-recyclables will be our top priority.

“The cancellation of our bulky waste collections last week and the imminent suspension of the garden waste service will allow staff and vehicles to be redeployed. We do not take these decisions lightly, but I hope people will understand that we have to be pragmatic and I hope they will support the staff carrying out these essential services.”

Garden waste service members have been contacted by the Council by email to confirm that the service will be suspended from Monday 30th March. How this will affect people’s membership, including payments, will be communicated once the details are clear.

Over the next few weeks, staff absence is expected to increase, and residents and businesses will be asked to cooperate where necessary and take note of further changes to their regular services.

Other priorities for the waste and recycling service will be to continue to collect dry mixed recycling from homes for as long as possible. Possible future changes include advising residents to put food waste in their general waste bins and stopping the collection of paper and card recycling from homes.

In the meantime, there are things that everyone can do to help keep bin collections running as smoothly as possible:

  • Protect your bin crews – If your household has a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus you should place all used tissues and cleaning cloths in a plastic rubbish bag and tie it tightly when full. After 72 hours the bag should be then placed in a second bag and tied tightly before being placed in your general rubbish bin.
  • Please put your bins out early and leave them out until they’ve been emptied.
  • Please be considerate when parking your car on a collection day, this will help to ensure the collection vehicles can access your road.
  • Reduce your waste as much as possible.
  • Compact your recycling into bins as much as possible to maximise space and only put bins out when they are full.
  • Start composting at home.
  • If you decide to have a clear-out while you’re at home, please don’t put everything in the bin straight away. Wait until normal service resumes.
    For more information and advice about your rubbish during this time, visit the Surrey Environment Partnership website.

    Please also note that on 24 March 2020, Surrey County Council closed all community recycling centres, including Earlswood Community Recycling Centre following Government advice about coronavirus. They will remain closed until further notice.
    For a full list of changes to all Council services, including the closure of their leisure centres, play areas and the Harlequin Theatre, please visit


    West Sussex recycling sites closed

    All household recycling sites across West Sussex are now closed until further notice due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

    It is to reinforce the need for social distancing, and to protect staff and highway safety as a number of sites have been experiencing long queues.

    Household collections will still continue but residents have been asked to be sensible.

    Up to date information can be found at