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Works begins today as Three Bridges gets brightened up with new mural

In honour of the upgrading of Three Bridges Station, it was decided to create a mural on the theme of Railways, to be painted on the central pillar of the bridge at the station.

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Local schools were approached for pictures and designs with Three Bridges Primary, Pound Hill Junior. Milton Mount and Maidenbower all responding to the request and forwarded art work from their students.

Work begins on the mural.

In the end five pictures were then selected and forwarded to the artist who selected one from each school.

The Artist is Lionel Stanhope who is experienced with producing such murals.

He devised a picture using excerpts from the pictures and work to paint this on the central pillar of Thre Bridges Station which will begin on 19th August.

Cllr Brenda Burgess who came up with the idea said:

“A huge thanks to  Network Rail for funding this project and to Mr Eddie Burton of Network Rail who helped to procure the funding. A huge thanks too to Lionel Stanhope who has undertaken this exciting project.”

At the same time as this project was being initiated, Oriel High School were asked to produce pictures for the station underpass on the theme of Journeys. This was a competition and two winners were chosen. One won a ride in the train simulator and the other won tickets to be used on the rail network.

Cllr Burgess added:

“Our thanks to all those involved in both projects and a special thanks to the children and staff from the various schools who participated. It is hoped to celebrate all the children’s work in the near future by displaying them locally,  probably at Gatwick. Meanwhile look out for the pictures from Oriel to be displayed along the Station Underpass and of course, look out for The Bridge Picture!”

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26-year-old man tasered and arrested at Crawley hotel after threatening people with hammer

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A 26-year-old man has been arrested at a Crawley hotel after he threatened people around him with a hammer.

Police were called to The Grange Hotel in Crawley at 3pm on Tuesday (4 August).

He was subsequently tasered to ensure the safety of members of the public and officers.

The man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of affray, criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

He has since been released under investigation, but detained under the Mental Health Act.

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