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Have your say on proposals around Three Bridges station in Crawley

Crawley Borough Council, in partnership with Govia Thameslink Railway, Network Rail and West Sussex County Council, has updated proposals to improve access to the site around Three Bridges Station and we want to know what you think.



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A revised detailed design for the scheme, part of the Crawley Growth Programme, takes into account the feedback from the public and stakeholders since the last consultation and additional traffic modelling exercise in July 2018 and February 2019. A new station entrance for pedestrians and cyclists, to serve residents who live to the east of the station, is envisaged as phase one of the scheme. 

The document containing full details of the revised proposal, including an artist’s impression of the forecourt and findings from the traffic modelling exercises, can be found at 

The council is hosting several information sessions for the public to attend:

  • Thursday 10 October, 4-7pm, Crawley Library
  • Saturday 12 October, 12 noon-4pm, County Mall
  • Tuesday 15 October, 6.30am-9.30am, Three Bridges Station
  • Tuesday 15 October, 5.30-7.30pm, Three Bridges Station
  • Thursday 17 October, 12 noon-4pm, Three Bridges Station

Cabinet member for Planning and Economic Development Councillor Peter Smith, said: “The feedback we received from the last consultation was invaluable in helping us review the detailed design proposals for the project. We’ve since undertaken additional traffic modelling works to ensure the feasibility of the new proposals and the supporting information will be available to view and discuss at the upcoming information sessions.

“This is an important project for the town, so I encourage residents to come along to an information session and find out more.”

Director of Business Development at Network Rail, John Gill, said:

‘We are pleased to be working with local councils and partners in pushing forward this potential scheme at Three Bridges station. The station itself provides step-free access to all platforms via lifts. We know that accessibility is important for passengers across all modes of transport and that’s why we are supportive of this scheme. Adding a second entrance to the station and strengthening the transport infrastructure in the station surroundings is vital as the population and local economy grows.

Louise Goldsmith, Leader of West Sussex County Council, said:

“We are pleased to see this project moving forward – it’s an important project within the Crawley Growth Programme and we welcome the opportunity to hear feedback on the latest proposals.  I would encourage people to attend one of the information events, where they can hear more about the new proposals.”

Jonathan Sharrock, Chief Executive at Coast to Capital said:

“We continue to work closely with partners to improve railways across the Coast to Capital area and we are delighted to see plans progress for Three Bridges station. These upgrades will be crucial in improving the accessibility to the network and will greatly benefit the wider Crawley Growth Programme. We encourage local residents and businesses to have their say on the proposal.”

Feedback can be emailed to until Sunday 3 November.     


Crawley’s Community Wardens successfully retain police accreditation



Crawley Borough Council’s Community Wardens have successfully retained their Sussex Police accreditation.

The Community Warden Team was granted accreditation status again in December 2019 by the Chief Constable of Sussex Police, Giles York. This lasts for three years. Crawley Borough Council’s wardens have been accredited since 2008.

The Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) allows organisations and their employees working in community safety to be given targeted police powers by the Chief Constable. These powers can help them become more effective in their role and contribute to community safety and security, as well as combat crime and disorder, public nuisance and anti-social behaviour.

Additional powers the Community Wardens have under CSAS are:

  • Power to require the name and address of a person whom they have reasons to believe has committed a relevant offence (such as causing injury, alarm or distress to any other person or the loss or damage to any person’s property, or a relevant Fixed Penalty Offence)
  • Power to require name and address of a person acting in an anti-social manner.
  • Power to require persons drinking in a designated place to surrender alcohol and to dispose of any alcohol
  • Power to require persons aged under 18 to surrender alcohol and to dispose of any alcohol
  • Power to seize tobacco from a person aged under 16 and to dispose of it
  • Power to stop cycles when they have reasons to believe that a person has committed the offence of riding on a footpath.

CSAS also allows for greater partnership working between the police and local organisations, as well as raising the priority of community safety.

Councillor Gurinder Jhans, Cabinet member for Environmental Services and Sustainability, said:

“It is great to see the Community Wardens retain their Sussex Police accreditation. They play such an important role within Crawley; it’s vital that they have this accreditation so they can use the additional powers to help Sussex Police keep Crawley safe.”

You can report anti-social behaviour by filling in our form at or calling 01293 438000 during normal office hours. For an urgent response between 8am and 9.30pm, seven days a week, call the Community Wardens on 07884 492324.

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