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Crawley ranked third highest place in UK for adrenaline junkies

Believe it or not Crawley has been ranked just behind Woking and Watford.

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Crawley has come third not far behind Woking who was named the adrenaline capital of the UK.

According to new research from leading adventure specialists Geronigo, the most popular activities around the UK are paintball, karting, and quad biking.

After analysing over 1 million activity bookings at nearly 2000 activity locations, Crawley was found to have an adrenaline ratio of 5.8, meaning 1 in 5.8 residents have taken part in an extreme activity.

With a total population of 106,943, that means there are 18,304 adrenaline junkies in Crawley.

Paintball was by far the UK’s most popular activity, featuring as the top activity of choice for 19 of the top 20 towns.

Crawley’s favourite activities were paintball, quad biking, and karting. 1 in 12.6 people have taken part in paintballing, 1 in 41.0 people in karting and 1 in 43.5 people in karting.

Bernie Janes, CEO of Geronigo said,

“It gives me great joy to see that as many as 1 in 5 people are taking part in adrenaline-fuelled activities in certain locations across the UK. Today there is a perception that people are living a digital life online, but clearly a large chunk of the population are keen to get out and about and share exciting experiences with friends and family.”

See the full list of the top 20 towns below:

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Crawley council ask if you want the town to continue to have an alcohol PSPO to prevent anti-social behaviour

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It has been mistaken in the past as an order to prohibit the consumption of alcohol in a public place, but the PSPO is in-fact a tool to allow police and council officers to request an individual to stop consuming and to hand over alcohol in their posession in order to prevent nuisance and anti-social behaviour.

The current Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) expires in October this year, 2020.

Now the council is asking residents and business owners in the town whether they want to see another PSPO activated for another three years.

The map shows the boundary the PSPO will cover.

In a release Crawley Council say;

“Crawley Borough Council is proposing to implement a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) under Section 59 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, designating the area of Crawley edged in blue on the plan referred to in the PSPO as a restricted area for alcohol related anti-social behaviour, for 3 years. The PSPO will be a tool available to the police and council to reduce the impact that alcohol related nuisance and anti-social behaviour has on the community of Crawley.

There is currently an Alcohol PSPO in place which expires in October, this transitioned from a Designed Public Places Order (Consumption of Intoxicating Liquor) in 2017. The Designated Public Places Order had been in place since 2006. The new PSPO would replace the current PSPO when it expires.
The Order will prohibit the consumption of alcohol in a public place where it is associated with nuisance and anti-social behaviour or it is believed it will lead to nuisance and anti-social behaviour. The Order will give the police and authorised council officers the power to request an individual to stop drinking and hand over any open or sealed container(s) believed to contain alcohol. It will be an offence for anyone to engage in the activity prohibited by the PSPO, when asked to stop. Both the police and council officers will be able to enforce the order and issue fixed penalty notices.”

If you would like to support or object to the propsal then you can do so by filling out a short questionnaire by clicking here.

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