Puffin or no puffin at Crawley?

The siting of a pedestrian crossing will be discussed by the East Crawley County Local Committee next month.

The Committee meets on Tuesday July 3, from 7pm, in the Longley Room at Crawley Library, Crawley, RH10 6HG.

Members will consider where a proposed Puffin Crossing scheme should be installed along Worth Park Avenue, Pound Hill.

They are being asked whether or not to reject a current plan for the crossing to be sited to the west of Woodlands following objections to the scheme and instead to look at a new option.

This would mean that the proposal would be deferred from this year’s programme to allow for a new design to be commissioned and for a new consultation period.

Chairman Richard Burrett said: “There is clearly a need for a pedestrian crossing along Worth Park Avenue and it has been identified as a top priority site.

“However placing the crossing is not proving easy as there is no ideal solution. We want to be sure that we have identified the right site for the crossing.”

Also on the agenda are the latest applications for Community Initiative Funding, a progress report on the local infrastructure plan and waiting restriction proposals in Street Hill, Allyington Way, and Church Road, Worth, and Blackwater Lane, Pound Hill.

Members will also be asked to reappoint two local authority school governors and there will also be the regular ‘talk with us’ forum, where residents can raise any issues or concerns they have with their local County Councillors.