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Crest Nicholson promise to level pathway at Cheals roundabout after complaints

Residents have complained after some struggled with the uneven surface.

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Anyone who has to drive past Cheals Roundabout will know the current misery caused by the roadworks.

Crest Nicholson is currently working on improving the traffic flow for the roundabout and while this work is carried out one of the pathways has been closed.

To allow access, a temporary path has been created – one which was agreed with West Sussex County Council and the on-site contractor, Breheny.

But residents have complained that this temporary pathway is causing problems due to its uneven stone surface.

Photos from the site show a gravel and stone layer lying on top of a textile base.  But entry onto the path and in several areas along it show how rough and degraded it has become already.

Wheelchair users and even a mobility scooter user has already commented how difficult they found it to use.

A spokesperson for Crest Nicholson said:

“We are currently working on improving the traffic flows on Cheals Roundabout. To facilitate this, we have installed a temporary path between Horsham Road and Crawley Avenue to ensure that access for pedestrians is not impeded during this time. The temporary path consists of a geotextile base with a stone surface. This specification was agreed with West Sussex County Council and our third party contractor, Breheny.

“The safety of all path users is very important to us and Breheny is monitoring the condition of the footpath daily. Further, it has been agreed that any uneven areas will be levelled off and that cyclist dismount signs will be erected at the path’s entrance.”

It was also pointed out to Crest Nicholson that the advertised phone number for anyone to call with concerns about the site did not seem to get any responses.

Crest Nicholson confirmed that the team at Breheny were receiving calls from the public on the number – something CN24 tried to confirm only to get an answer machine…

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Crawley student heading for the Olympics

Anton Adewale a Crawley student at Thomas Bennett Community College who attends Pegasus Gymnastics Club in Maidstone has received some exciting news.

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After many years of training and hard work, gymnast Anton has been selected for the Team GB TOP Junior Squad.

The Olympic Programme (TOP) is world class and Anton will be attending 8 camps a year at Lilleshall which is a national sports centre.  Anton will be training alongside world class gymnasts from the Men’s Artistic GB Senior Team.

Anton has been training since just 6 years old and his immense dedication and commitment to gymnastics has resulted in his success. 

Supported by his family and Thomas Bennett Community College his dreams of reaching the Olympics are looking hopeful.

The Head Teacher at Thomas Bennett Community College, Stuart Smith says:

“The whole school take pride in Anton’s achievements. This is a significant accomplishment for a young person.  We are delighted to support Anton and look forward to hopefully seeing him join Team GB at the Olympics in the future”.

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