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Forge Wood

Forge Wood is in the north east of Crawley and is the newest of the 14 neighbourhoods.

When complete, Forge Wood will have up to 1900 homes built around a central community space. This will include a primary school, community centre, office and industrial space, retail space and parkland. 

Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey are building the development over four phases.

Councillors

Find out who your Forge Wood ward councillors are.

Forge Wood Community Forum

Forge Wood Community Forum is a community group made up of local residents.  They aim to collectively address issues of communal and common interests relating to the Forge Wood neighbourhood.

For further details, find them on Facebook, or email the group if you would like to get involved.  Alternatively, contact Pav Randhawa, Community Development on 01293 438441.

Neighbourhood Watch

If you would like to start up a scheme in your area, email the Forge Wood Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator.

Community facilities

Childrens play area

There is a play area for toddlers and older children which is located in the main parkland area adjacent to the school. The play area consists of a range of equipment that will appeal to different age groups.

Open spaces

If you have any problems in open spaces, such as flytipping, litter or graffiti, contact HML Andertons by:

  • Email
  • Calling 01252 320777, Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm
  • Outside these hours, call 0345 6012 422 (emergencies only)

For other issues such as antisocial behaviour or noise, use our report a problem form.

Facts and figures

The first residents moved in during 2015.  As of January 2020, there are 787 households occupied in Forge Wood.

Responsibilities and contacts

Crawley Borough Council

The council is responsible for collecting Council Tax on behalf of West Sussex County Council, Sussex Police and CBC.

Your Council Tax is a separate charge to your management fee, which HML Andertons (as the managing agent, appointed by Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon) collect and use for a variety of maintenance tasks.

Pav Randhawa is the dedicated Community Development Officer for Forge Wood, email Pav or call 01293 438441 if you have any enquiries. 

HML Andertons

As the managing agent for Forge Wood, HML Andertons is responsible for:
 

  • Road maintenance
  • Grass cutting
  • Dog and Litter bins
  • Street lighting
  • Fly tipping removal
  • Graffiti removal
  • Pathways
  • Maintenance of play areas when these have been completed and handed over from the developers

The roads have not been adopted by West Sussex County Council, however once the development is complete, the main road will become the responsibility of WSCC. All side and access roads and parking forecourts/drives will remain the responsibility of the management company.

Any queries or issues can be directed to HML Andertons Forge Wood or you can call 01252 320777, Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm. In the event of an emergency outside these hours you can call 0345 6012 422.

Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon

As Forge Wood developers, Taylor Wimpey and Persimmons are responsible for:

  • Development of the housing in Forge Wood
  • Development of play areas
  • Development of local amenities such as shops, community halls and health provision

All queries relating to the responsibilities of the developers should be directed to the Forge Wood Community Forum who will liaise with the developers and provide updates.

All issues relating to homeowners warranty should be directed to the respective customer service departments:

Email Taylor Wimpey or call 01372 385880

Email Persimmon or call 01276 808080