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Residents urged to use quieter green spaces

Crawley Borough Council is urging residents to visit green spaces other than Tilgate Park in a bid to ensure social distancing. During this period of warm weather, Tilgate Park has been extremely busy, making it difficult for visitors to socially distance. Crawley is blessed with a wide range of green spaces across…

01 June 2020

Council pays out £11.7m in grants and launches Discretionary Business Grants

Crawley Borough Council has paid a total of £11.7m in grants to more than 800 businesses affected by coronavirus – and is launching its Discretionary Business Grants for eligible small and micro businesses on Monday. The £11.7m given out equates to 97 per cent of the funding received from the government – one of the…

29 May 2020

Crawley’s Economic Recovery Taskforce Executive gets to work

Crawley Borough Council’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Taskforce Executive group met for the first time last week, to great success.  The Executive brings together the council, senior business representatives from across the borough, the local MP, a government representative, the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise…

22 May 2020

How is COVID-19 impacting your business?

Tell Crawley Borough Council about the impact of coronavirus on your business. The council, working together with Manor Royal BID, has released a new survey asking businesses to report how they have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.  In response to the pandemic, the council is forming an Economic Recovery…

18 May 2020

Commemorate VE Day with a difference

Crawley Borough Council is inviting residents to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday 8 May with a difference. As VE day celebrations have been cancelled around the country due to the pandemic, the council will be marking the day with a variety of content on its Facebook page. Throughout the day, we…

01 May 2020

Council Leader and MP urge Government to help ‘worst affected’ economy

The Leader of Crawley Borough Council and the town’s MP have written to the Government calling for urgent help and listing 10 interventions to rescue the town’s economy. This follows the recent Centre for Cities report, which forecasts that Crawley will be the most affected economy by the coronavirus crisis. The…

30 April 2020

Please don’t have bonfires during lockdown, says council

Crawley Borough Council is recommending that residents avoid having bonfires during the lockdown period. In these times where we’re encouraging everyone to follow the Government’s advice to stay at home, it is more important than ever for residents to be considerate and supportive of their neighbours. Crawley…

17 April 2020

Supporting the community, spreading positivity

More businesses and residents are getting the support they need with the help of business grants and food parcels. Crawley Borough Council’s Help Hub has supported 984 of the town’s most vulnerable residents and the council has awarded more than £5.8million in grants to 395 businesses across the borough. The council…

17 April 2020

Grant scheme available for local businesses

Crawley Borough Council is supporting local businesses by distributing more than £12 million in grants – the first council in West Sussex to do this. Last week, the Government announced two new schemes designed to support all local businesses significantly affected by the coronavirus shutdown. The Small Business…

09 April 2020

Help Hub supports hundreds of residents in two weeks

Crawley Borough Council’s Help Hub has supported 836 of the most vulnerable people in our community since it opened on 25 March. Help Hub staff offer practical and emotional support to the most vulnerable, isolated and lonely residents in the town. They also identify their support or assistance needs and match them…

08 April 2020

Businesses come together to support the community

Local businesses in Crawley have come together to provide vital support to Crawley Borough Council’s community food supply aid efforts.   Late last week, Councillor Peter Lamb, with the help of BBC Sussex, Steve Sawyer from Manor Royal BID and Reverend Steve Burston from St John’s Church, sent out a call for help…

07 April 2020

Council launches coronavirus Help Hub

Crawley Borough Council has launched its Help Hub to support the most vulnerable people in our community during the coronavirus outbreak.   The hub, a single point of contact for people who need support at this extremely difficult time, started operating on Wednesday (25 March). Call 01293 438000 between 8.30am and…

30 March 2020

Free car parking for NHS and social care staff, volunteers

NHS workers, social care staff and volunteers can now park free of charge in a Crawley Borough Council town centre car park until further notice. The council is pleased to be able to show its support for the NHS during the coronavirus outbreak by offering free parking at Orchard Street multi-storey – a secure, 24…

25 March 2020

New business guide showcases the best of Crawley

Crawley Borough Council has released a new business guide, showcasing the town’s offering as a place to live, work and grow.   The guide was created in partnership with My Business Client and updated to reflect the regeneration that has taken place since the last version in 2018. Covering a range of topics,…

17 March 2020

Third successful jobs fair for council’s employment service

Employ Crawley successfully hosted their third jobs fair at Crawley Library at the beginning of the month.  Despite the poor weather, the annual event saw 175 people turn up across the day to find out more about local job and training opportunities in the area.  Local employers from a range of industries were on…

17 March 2020

Explore the variety in nature with new tree trail

Residents and visitors can discover the history of trees with the help of a new tree trail at Worth Park. The new trail was designed by the team at the park and features 22 trees across eight hectares of land. Visitors can enjoy the park’s formal gardens, herbaceous borders, wildflower areas, Camellia Walk,…

16 March 2020

Litterbugs taken to court by council

Three people seen littering who refused to pay £50 fixed penalty notices (FPNs) have been fined £220 each at Crawley Magistrates’ Court. Crawley Borough Council’s Community Wardens witnessed the littering incidents in the town centre in August and September and handed out FPNs. These FPNs would have cost £50 if paid…

14 March 2020

Showcase your talents at day of dance

Local dance schools and community groups are invited to take part in a ‘Day of Dance’ at Goffs Park in July.  The Friends of Goffs Park were recently awarded funding from Crawley Cultural Fund to provide a professional standard outdoor dance stage for their Summer Fayre in the park on Sunday 5 July from 12 noon until…

12 March 2020

Pick up a racket for free!

Community sports charity, Tennis for Free is returning to Maidenbower Park, offering residents the chance to learn a new skill and improve their fitness, completely for free!   Tennis for Free is a community sports charity that provides free coach led tennis sessions and access to tennis courts in local parks around…

12 March 2020

New monitoring centre for council’s Lifeline service

The monitoring centre for Crawley Borough Council’s Lifeline service will be managed by a new contractor from 1 April this year.  Lifeline is the council’s personal alarm system, allowing customers to access medical help, the police and fire and rescue service at the touch of a button, 24 hours a day, seven days a…

10 March 2020