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Half-term happiness as Tilgate Park play area opens

The new children’s play area at Tilgate Park is now open – just in time for the half-term holiday. The new play area, which was designed to be as inclusive as possible with accessibility in mind, is a fantastic addition to the park. It boasts 12 pieces of new equipment, including a new basket swing, a swing seat…

28 May 2021

Extra Council Tax discount for vulnerable working age residents

Crawley Borough Council and West Sussex County Council have given an additional Council Tax discount of up to £150 to working age Council Tax reduction claimants. The discretionary discount has been applied to 1,758 households and reduces their combined bills by £229,609.70. These additional Council Tax…

24 May 2021

All three Crawley parkruns given permission to return

Crawley Borough Council has given conditional permission for all three parkruns in the town to return. Parkrun is a free, timed, weekly run organised by local volunteer groups. Crawley boasts three parkruns – 5km events at Tilgate Park and Ifield Mill Pond on Saturdays and a 2km junior parkrun at Tilgate Park on…

21 May 2021

COVID-19 restrictions are easing - Council services update

In line with the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, COVID-19 restrictions are easing on Monday 17 May enabling additional Crawley Borough Council facilities to reopen. K2 Crawley is set to relaunch group exercise classes. Indoor adult group sports can also take place. Community Centres will be open subject to…

14 May 2021

Join the Get Creative Festival

The Get Creative festival shines a light on all the great cultural activity that takes place across the UK on a regular basis and encourages people to try their hand at something new and creative in homes and outdoors (when government restrictions can be met). As part of the festival, community groups and…

10 May 2021

Local Authority Delivery scheme available to help lower energy bills

Crawley Borough Council has successfully bid for funding to extend the Government’s Green Home Grant, Local Authority Delivery (LAD) scheme across West Sussex. Residents can apply for this funding if: they have a household income of less than £30,000 their home has a low energy efficiency rating (G, F, E or…

29 April 2021

Major boost for Crawley economy as Station Gateway gets green light

Major plans to redevelop Crawley Station and Overline House have been granted planning permission by Crawley Borough Council, providing a much-needed boost to the town’s economy. The council’s Planning Committee granted permission for the Arora Group’s Station Gateway £70m scheme at its meeting on Monday 26 April. …

28 April 2021

Crawley is reopening for business – council services update

In line with the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, non-essential retail and outside hospitality venues will reopen on Monday 12 April, along with additional Crawley Borough Council facilities. The council is working to make the town centre and neighbourhood parades safe for the return of shoppers from Monday…

09 April 2021

The passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Crawley Borough Council joins the nation in mourning the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The Union flag outside the Town Hall has been lowered to half-mast. An online book of condolence has been opened on the Royal Family’s website. You can also leave messages of condolence…

09 April 2021

New Restart Grant available for Crawley businesses

Crawley businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors that have had to close during lockdown, can apply for a Restart Grant from 1 April 2021 to reopen safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. The Restart Grant is a one-off grant for rate-paying businesses…

26 March 2021