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As the dry, hot summer continues, Crawley Borough Council is reminding visitors to its parks that barbecues are not allowed. Thousands of people flock to our beautiful parks and gardens every week so the council is reiterating the ‘no BBQ’ message to protect its green spaces, woodlands and wildlife. The recent…

Updated: 05 August 2022


Crawley Borough Council has organised a litter pick and two guided walks during Love Parks Week 2022, a Keep Britain Tidy campaign which runs until Friday 5 August. The litter pick took place on Monday (1 August) in Goffs Park. Councillor Chris Mullins, Cabinet member for Wellbeing, was joined by Councillor Michael…

Updated: 01 August 2022


New moves to protect the town’s major employment areas from inappropriately-located housing have been made by Crawley Borough Council, following Government changes to permitted development rights. Currently, office, light industrial and warehouse premises cannot be converted to housing without planning permission…

Updated: 01 August 2022


Goffs Park kiosk has reopened as a new concession offering refreshments that park visitors can enjoy. The ‘Cuppa-love’ kiosk offers a range of hot and cold drinks, as well as ice creams and toasted waffles. It is being run by concessioner Simon Trussell and is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am-6pm. Visitors…

Updated: 29 July 2022


Crawley’s beautiful Tilgate Park has been named in the top 10 per cent of attractions worldwide by TripAdvisor – for the second year in a row. The travel review website and app has awarded Tilgate Park with a 2022 Travellers’ Choice Award, to go alongside its 2021 award. In 2019, the park was inducted into the Hall…

Updated: 29 July 2022


Crawley Borough Council is updating its Town Centre Regeneration Programme – and wants your views. The programme was originally produced in 2016 and has been updated to: Reflect the progress made since then and to bring it into line with the council’s Economic Recovery Plan Meet the current needs of the…

Updated: 29 July 2022


If you're a tenant or a leaseholder, come and talk to us about your estate. We are looking at how we could manage our housing land and communal spaces in the future and want to know what you think about where you live. Living in the area means you are best placed to tell us about your estate, so come and tell us…

Updated: 28 July 2022


All five Crawley parks have retained their Green Flag Awards, with Tilgate Park achieving the status for 20 consecutive years. Tilgate Park, Goffs Park, Memorial Gardens, Worth Park and Ifield Mill Pond all kept their Green Flag Awards for 2022. The Green Flag Award is the international quality mark for parks…

Updated: 27 July 2022


Crawley Borough Council teamed up with West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) to offer safety advice to residents of Milton Mount recently. The large block of flats was the site of a fire last month. While it was contained to one flat and there were no injuries, the council and WSFRS agreed to join forces to…

Updated: 25 July 2022


Tilgate Nature Centre has contributed to a new turtle and tortoise study published in the journal Science challenging evolutionary theories of aging. In the study, researchers used data contributed by Tilgate Nature Centre in collaboration with other zoos and aquariums to examine 52 species of turtles and tortoises…

Updated: 21 July 2022