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Businesses that were previously ineligible for COVID-19 financial support can now apply for reduced business rates. Crawley Borough Council has been provided with additional funding by the government to help Crawley businesses apply for reduced business rates for the current financial year that have lost income due…

Updated: 17 January 2022


Crawley Borough Council has been provided with additional funding by the government to make discretionary payments to support other businesses that may have been severely impacted by the Omicron variant.  Crawley businesses who meet the relevant criteria can apply for an Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) of…

Updated: 13 January 2022


Crawley businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors are eligible for one-off grants of up to £6,000 to help those that are struggling due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  To qualify for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant, businesses must have been on the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) ratings…

Updated: 12 January 2022


Crawley New Town turned 75 on Sunday (9 January) – the date in 1947 when it was announced that the area around Crawley, Three Bridges and Ifield had been chosen as the location for one of eight new towns around London. On January 9 1947 the then Minister for Town and Country Planning, Lewis Silkin MP, confirmed the…

Updated: 12 January 2022


The Posh Club, an immersive ‘nightclub in the daytime’ for over 60s, has received an early Christmas present of a £2,500 community grant from Crawley Borough Council. The club – for people who typically feel excluded from cultural activities due to location, low income, disability/illness, lack of companions or…

Updated: 23 December 2021


Councillors unanimously voted to bring forward Crawley Borough Council’s target to reach net zero from 2050 to 2040 at the Full Council meeting on Wednesday (15 December).  The council’s Climate Emergency Action Plan ‘Action to Zero’ was given the green light in November to accelerate its response to the…

Updated: 20 December 2021


Crawley Borough Council is asking for views on its Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy following a review of the policy to ensure it remains current and includes Department for Transport (DfT) Statutory Standards. The DfT published a central set of policies and standards in July 2020 to help regulate…

Updated: 17 December 2021


Crawley’s bid to become the first new town to be named a city was submitted to the government last week. The 2022 bid – on the diamond anniversary of the creation of Crawley New Town – reflects the strength, vibrancy and diversity of our communities and the power of our economy. The bid is based around the…

Updated: 15 December 2021


A man who dumped rubbish from a van outside Crawley Recycling Centre and was abusive to council staff has been fined £4,500 for fly-tipping. Robert Hird, from Oak Way, Northgate, was prosecuted by Crawley Borough Council at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 2 December. Vans were not allowed into the…

Updated: 10 December 2021


Councillors have approved proceeding with a feasibility study for the second phase of the town centre District Heat Network (DHN) at the Cabinet meeting held on 24 November 2021. As phase one of the town centre DHN nears completion and with a number of new developments in the town centre progressing that could…

Updated: 07 December 2021