Three Bridges was originally a small village and as part of the New Town development it was merged with the two villages of Crawley and Ifield to become Crawley new town.
Three Bridges rail station is a mainline station on the London to Brighton line and the village grew with the development of the railway line. The area is named after three bridges over the River Mole, not after railway bridges.
The neighbourhood has a shopping parade located in Gales Drive along with an infant and junior school and a community centre. Three Bridges is on the route of the Fastway bus service which links the area with Gatwick and Horley.
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Have a look in the Community Directory to find groups and clubs located in Three Bridges.
There are several Neighbourhood Watch areas in Three Bridges. Click on the link above to see if your road is covered. If you want to start up a scheme, contact your local Police Community Support Officer. They are listed on www.sussex.police.uk . Enter your postcode or click on the map of Crawley to find out who your PCSO is.
The forum has been running since 2009 and is run by residents. It has a steering committee of approximately 20 volunteers who hold bimonthly meetings to discuss issues in Three Bridges along with the local councillors, the PCSO for the area and a member of the Community Development Team. Holding three or more full forum meetings a year (more if required) for all local residents and people who work in the area to look at issues that have been identified by the residents and the steering group. The steering group is elected by the residents and there is a terms of reference document for the group. New members are always welcome.
We have successfully entered the RHS South and South East in Bloom competition, achieving an outstanding award in 2011. We’ve held bulb planting mornings; litter picking ups and planted trees. We have successfully campaigned for a new mixed use games area and young children’s play area. We hold fun days and events throughout the year. We are currently tackling the issue of parking on verges in Crawley and are campaigning for a new community centre.
If you would like to be more involved, there are 3 spaces available on the Steering Committee, please contact Frank Halliday or Vikki Fold for a nomination form using the details below.
Facts & Figures
As of the Census 2011 there are:
For more detailed information on Crawley's economy, health, ethnicity and population please visit our Census 2011 page.
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