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Crawley has made a bid to host a leg of the Commonwealth Games’ Queen’s Baton Relay in July. The relay is currently on its 294-day, 72 nation and territory, 90,000-mile journey through Commonwealth countries around the globe. It began on 7 October 2021 when The Queen placed her Message to the Commonwealth inside…

Updated: 28 January 2022


Crawley Borough Council’s proposed 2022/23 budget is set to be debated by the Cabinet on Wednesday 2 February, with a recommendation made to Full Council on 23 February. Despite challenging financial conditions, the budget is balanced, protects frontline services, sees continuing investment in the town, delivers…

Updated: 28 January 2022


Residents and visitors can discover all about the Historic High Street Conservation Area in Crawley thanks to a new heritage sign in the High Street. The installation of the new heritage sign by Crawley Borough Council marks the completion of the Town Centre Signage and Wayfinding strategy delivered through the…

Updated: 28 January 2022


A pay-as-you-go car club has been launched in Crawley town centre, so any Crawley resident or business can hire a hybrid electric car on an hourly basis.   The new Co Wheels Crawley Car Club car is located within easy reach of many town centre residents directly outside Geraint Thomas House on The Boulevard. …

Updated: 28 January 2022


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