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Wet weather is bad for grass cutting… but good for bees and wildflowers!

The wet winter means that this year’s grass cutting season will start later than planned. Between September and mid-February, Crawley saw more than 530mm of rain – more than 36 per cent above the average – which means that the grass verges are very wet and would be churned up by mowing equipment. Conditions will be…

04 March 2020

New development set to be named after fallen Marine

A housing development currently under construction in Northgate is set to be named after a Royal Marine from Crawley. Royal Marine Scott Summers, tragically died after sustaining serious injuries in a road traffic accident, aged just 23, while on tour in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Located on Woolborough Road and…

02 March 2020

Crawley’s Community Wardens re-accredited

Crawley Borough Council’s Community Wardens have successfully retained their Sussex Police accreditation.  The Community Warden Team was granted accreditation status again in December 2019 by the Chief Constable of Sussex Police, Giles York. This lasts for three years. Crawley Borough Council’s wardens have been…

25 February 2020

False Single Person Discount claims uncovered

Crawley Borough Council has uncovered 132 cases of incorrect claims of Single Person Discount, resulting in more than £75,000 of extra Council Tax being collected. Single Person Discount (SPD) is claimed when there is only a single adult who is liable for Council Tax at a property. The council’s Fraud and…

24 February 2020

Latest Three Bridges Station FAQs and information released ahead of Full Council meeting

Updated information and answers to frequently asked questions about the Three Bridges Station improvement scheme proposals have been put online in advance of Wednesday’s Full Council meeting. The Crawley Borough Council, Govia Thameslink Railway, Network Rail and West Sussex County Council scheme proposes to improve…

21 February 2020

Jobs and opportunities on offer at careers fair

The Employ Crawley jobs fair is back for its third year, offering residents the chance to find out more about local vacancies.  The event is open to all ages and takes place in Crawley Library from 10am until 3pm on Thursday 5 March. Come along and meet with a wide range of local employers from various industries…

21 February 2020

First ever Brighton Festival event to take place in Crawley

Exhilarating free and new pop-up performances from some of the UK’s most innovative outdoor companies will take place in Queens Square as part of this year’s Brighton Festival. A Weekend Without Walls comes to Crawley on Saturday 9 May from 12 noon-6.30pm. Crawley Borough Council’s exciting new partnership means…

20 February 2020

Have your say on plans to protect employment land

Crawley Borough Council is consulting on its proposal to safeguard four areas from having employment buildings converted into unplanned housing. The safeguarding, known as ‘non-immediate Article 4 Directions’, would remove permitted development rights (known as prior approval) that allow the conversion of office,…

19 February 2020

Tap-to-help rough sleepers Crawley

Residents and visitors can support those experiencing homelessness in just a quick tap, with new contactless terminals around the town.  The council has teamed up with non-profit organisation, Greater Change, to trial a new way of giving in Crawley.  Part of the diverted giving campaign, the contactless terminals…

18 February 2020

Come and have some fun at Ewhurst Play Area

Local children and visitors can run around and have fun at a recently completed play area in Ifield.  Ewhurst playing fields play area is the latest play area to be completed in the town and features a colourful range of new equipment chosen via a public consultation.  Installed by Wicksteed Leisure, the revamped…

18 February 2020

New contractors for Crawley Homes

Crawley Borough Council has appointed two new contractors to manage the maintenance of council homes around the town. Cabinet agreed recommendations to appoint Mears Group and Wates Property Services at their meeting on 27 November.  The two new contractors will be managing responsive repairs, planned maintenance…

17 February 2020

Sign up now for Crawley Question Time 2020

Crawley Question Time is back for another year, giving residents an opportunity to ask questions about topics important to them. The annual event takes place from 7-9pm on Thursday 12 March at Crawley College in the town centre. Crawley Question Time takes the form of an independently-chaired general debate and…

14 February 2020

Changes to the Cabinet at Crawley Borough Council

A new Cabinet member has been appointed at Crawley Borough Council. Following the death of former councillor Geraint Thomas in November, Councillor Peter Lamb, Leader of the Council, has chosen Councillor Gurinder Jhans as the new Cabinet member for Environmental Services and Sustainability. Councillor Jhans is…

14 February 2020

Council delivers new homes and investment for Crawley

New homes are on the way in Crawley as Crawley Borough Council works to meet the demand for housing in the area. Bridgefield House is among one of the new developments currently being built in the town centre. Situated behind Crawley College along Northgate Avenue, the council purchased the land in 2018 and is…

12 February 2020

Crawley remains a great place to do business

Crawley has one of the highest rates of growth in private sector jobs and some of the highest wages in the UK, according to an influential report. The Centre for Cities 2020 report, which compares economic statistics across 63 cities and large towns in the UK, underlines the town’s status as a great place to do…

12 February 2020

Crawley 2035 Local Plan consultation

Crawley Borough Council has launched the next stage of consultation on its Local Plan. The six-week consultation, which begins today (Monday 20 January), is for local residents, businesses and other interested stakeholders to make formal representations on any policy or allocation in the Local Plan, called Crawley…

20 January 2020

Lots on offer at apprenticeship fair

Come along to the fifth annual Crawley Apprenticeship and Traineeship Fair on Wednesday 5 February during National Apprenticeship Week and find out how you can get paid to learn. Whether you are looking for an apprenticeship, traineeship or just need some guidance about getting into a profession, this event is…

17 January 2020

Have a magical Christmas time at Tilgate Park this winter!

Tilgate Park’s Magical Christmas returns to the Walled Garden for a second year from 29 November and brings brand new exciting activities for all the family. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from the 29 November plus a bonus day on Monday 23 December, the spectacular Magical Christmas will be back with family…

16 October 2019

Have a magical Christmas time at Tilgate Park this winter!

Tilgate Park’s Magical Christmas returns to the Walled Garden for a second year from 29 November and brings brand new exciting activities for all the family. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from the 29 November plus a bonus day on Monday 23 December, the spectacular Magical Christmas will be back with family…

16 October 2019

Have a magical Christmas time at Tilgate Park this winter!

Tilgate Park’s Magical Christmas returns to the Walled Garden for a second year from 29 November and brings brand new exciting activities for all the family. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from the 29 November plus a bonus day on Monday 23 December, the spectacular Magical Christmas will be back with family…

16 October 2019