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7 months of roadworks expected on Cheals Roundabout, Crawley

The highway improvement works are set to begin later this month.

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Roadworks expected to last an estimated 7 months are soon to begin on a busy Crawley roundabout.

The highway improvement is due to begin on Monday 22 October this year and Crest Nicholson, who are funding the works on the Cheals Roundabout, are expecting it to be completed by the end of May or early June 2019.

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There will be some disruption along Horsham Road, Crawley Avenue and surrounding areas during this time. The improvements will be fully funded by Crest Nicholson, in association with its Kilnwood Vale development.

A spokesperson for Crest Nicholson said: “The works will deliver a new segregated left turn filter lane leading from Horsham Road to Crawley Avenue, as well as enhanced footways and pedestrian crossing points at the junction.

“Lane closures on Horsham Road and Crawley Avenue will be in place throughout the works programme.

Cheals Roundabout, Crawley [Image: Google Street View]

“Road users are being advised to expect delays and, if possible, to please allow extra time for their journeys. Crest Nicholson apologises for any inconvenience and will ensure that every effort will be made to keep this to a minimum.

“Access to surrounding properties and businesses will be maintained at all times. Advance notices will be put in place on the surrounding roads to warn motorists and other road users about the road works a week before they are due to start.”

Should the public need to contact the team, the contact number for the contractor carrying out the works is 0777239879.

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Police drop investigation in alleged bullying of Oriel High School boy

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Sussex Police have confirmed they have made the decision to drop an investigation into an incident of alleged bullying.

The investigation was launched following an outcry from concerned residents when a video emerged on social media.

The video has since been taken down from most social media accounts.

Earlier Susses Police had confirmed they had launched an investigation into the incident and were liaising with Oriel High School.

Now it appears their investigation has turned up new information which has led to their decision to drop the police’s involvement and hand it over to the school.

A statement from Sussex Police said:

“Police have investigated the circumstances surrounding a video on social media showing the alleged bullying of a boy by fellow students from Oriel High School in Maidenbower, Crawley.

As a result, the matter has been passed to the school for any action they feel is appropriate.”

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