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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


Decisions on householder and minor applications for planning permission across Crawley have recommenced with immediate effect thanks to a new water neutrality screening assessment proforma developed for Crawley Borough Council as the Local Planning Authority (LPA) and endorsed by Natural England.  Following…

Updated: 02 December 2021


Councillors approved the ‘One Town’ Economic Recovery Plan 2022-2037 at the latest Cabinet meeting held on 24 November 2021. The plan provides a clear vision for Crawley’s future socio-economic prosperity, a clear path for recovery from the pandemic and a marker to Crawley’s formidable reputation for economic…

Updated: 01 December 2021


Ancient woodland at Tilgate Park is set to be restored by removing the large presence of invasive non-native species, which threatens the future of our woodlands. Funding has been obtained to carry out clearance of these species supported by the Woodland Trust and the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The…

Updated: 29 November 2021


Crawley Borough Council’s Climate Emergency Action Plan was given the green light this week by cabinet members to accelerate its response to the climate and ecological emergency facing the planet. The ‘Action to Zero’ plan sets out how the council will reduce carbon emissions from its own operations by at least 45%…

Updated: 26 November 2021


Voluntary and community organisations in the town can now apply for Crawley Borough Council’s community grants. Our new strategic grants programme aims to support local voluntary and community groups with grants of £5,000 or more, if they meet the council’s priorities for funding and apply successfully. Funding…

Updated: 25 November 2021


Crawley Borough Council tenants affected by the overpayment of their rent will start to find out if they are to receive a refund in the next few days. Letters are being sent out this week to tenants who pay their rent, or who are in receipt of Housing Benefit, with details of the amount of any refund tenants are…

Updated: 19 November 2021