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Crawley bike thefts – discover which areas of the town have the highest and lowest reported thefts of bicycles



It seems a day doesn’t go by when a bicycle isn’t reported as stolen, either from someones garden or from a park.

Now the true statistics of the problem are revealed in the latest report from

It shows that the area of Crawley with the most amount of thefts, in both the last year and in the last three years is Three Bridges.

Three Bridges accounted for 17.18% of all the reported bike thefts in the town for the past three years.

The area with the least reported bike thefts was Bewbush with only 3.07% of all bike thefts in the past three years.

To see how well or bad your area is for bicycle crime take a look at the report below.

AreaLast 12 monthsLast 3 years%
Forge Wood9295.52
Langley Green8234.91
Manor Royal12347.36
Pound Hill9295.52
Pound Hill9295.52
Three Bridges286417.18
West Green14578.59

Sussex Police have been approached for comment.


Three more major Crawley stores with potential job losses due to COVID-19



As more and more businesses become affected by the loss of earnings due to lockdown another three high street store with sites in Crawley have now warned of potential job losses.

This morning WH Smith announced it would cut up to 1,500 jobs due to a lack of customers.

According to reports their revenues had dropped a huge 57% compared to the same period last year and could expect to make a loss of up to £75m.

Owner of Currys PC World Dixons Carphone is also planning to cut 800 jobs in a restructure to change how its stores are managed.

The firm says it it consulting with some of their staff about removing these management roles which in turn should make it easier for customers to shop in store.

Pizza Express is also looking at potentially closing 67 of its UK restaurants which would mean a loss of 1,100 jobs although they have not said which sites are at risk.

All three of the chains have a presence in Crawley and comes only days after DW Sports announced it was also closing down.

With a speculated 57% of the Crawley work force potentially affected by the fall out of COVID-19 this would be yet another blow to the town as the high street begins to lose more and more of the stores customers have known for years.

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