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New business guide showcases the best of Crawley

Crawley Borough Council has released a new business guide, showcasing the town’s offering as a place to live, work and grow.   The guide was created in partnership with My Business Client and updated to reflect the regeneration that has taken place since the last version in 2018. Covering a range of topics,…

17 March 2020

Explore the variety in nature with new tree trail

Residents and visitors can discover the history of trees with the help of a new tree trail at Worth Park. The new trail was designed by the team at the park and features 22 trees across eight hectares of land. Visitors can enjoy the park’s formal gardens, herbaceous borders, wildflower areas, Camellia Walk,…

16 March 2020

Litterbugs taken to court by council

Three people seen littering who refused to pay £50 fixed penalty notices (FPNs) have been fined £220 each at Crawley Magistrates’ Court. Crawley Borough Council’s Community Wardens witnessed the littering incidents in the town centre in August and September and handed out FPNs. These FPNs would have cost £50 if paid…

14 March 2020

Pick up a racket for free!

Community sports charity, Tennis for Free is returning to Maidenbower Park, offering residents the chance to learn a new skill and improve their fitness, completely for free!   Tennis for Free is a community sports charity that provides free coach led tennis sessions and access to tennis courts in local parks around…

12 March 2020

Showcase your talents at day of dance

Local dance schools and community groups are invited to take part in a ‘Day of Dance’ at Goffs Park in July.  The Friends of Goffs Park were recently awarded funding from Crawley Cultural Fund to provide a professional standard outdoor dance stage for their Summer Fayre in the park on Sunday 5 July from 12 noon until…

12 March 2020

New monitoring centre for council’s Lifeline service

The monitoring centre for Crawley Borough Council’s Lifeline service will be managed by a new contractor from 1 April this year.  Lifeline is the council’s personal alarm system, allowing customers to access medical help, the police and fire and rescue service at the touch of a button, 24 hours a day, seven days a…

10 March 2020

Council invests in town centre car park

A town centre car park has become the fourth purchase for Crawley Borough Council in its bid to generate alternative sources of income to support its services to the public. Kingsgate Car Park, on Queensway opposite the Memorial Gardens, is a 10-level car park with 496 spaces. It is currently let to National Car…

09 March 2020

One week until Crawley Question Time 2020

Crawley Question Time is back for another year, giving residents an opportunity to ask questions about topics important to them. The annual event takes place from 7-9pm on Thursday 12 March at Crawley College in the town centre. Crawley Question Time takes the form of an independently-chaired general debate and…

05 March 2020

Wet weather is bad for grass cutting… but good for bees and wildflowers!

The wet winter means that this year’s grass cutting season will start later than planned. Between September and mid-February, Crawley saw more than 530mm of rain – more than 36 per cent above the average – which means that the grass verges are very wet and would be churned up by mowing equipment. Conditions will be…

04 March 2020

New development set to be named after fallen Marine

A housing development currently under construction in Northgate is set to be named after a Royal Marine from Crawley. Royal Marine Scott Summers, tragically died after sustaining serious injuries in a road traffic accident, aged just 23, while on tour in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Located on Woolborough Road and…

02 March 2020

Crawley’s Community Wardens re-accredited

Crawley Borough Council’s Community Wardens have successfully retained their Sussex Police accreditation.  The Community Warden Team was granted accreditation status again in December 2019 by the Chief Constable of Sussex Police, Giles York. This lasts for three years. Crawley Borough Council’s wardens have been…

25 February 2020

False Single Person Discount claims uncovered

Crawley Borough Council has uncovered 132 cases of incorrect claims of Single Person Discount, resulting in more than £75,000 of extra Council Tax being collected. Single Person Discount (SPD) is claimed when there is only a single adult who is liable for Council Tax at a property. The council’s Fraud and…

24 February 2020

Jobs and opportunities on offer at careers fair

The Employ Crawley jobs fair is back for its third year, offering residents the chance to find out more about local vacancies.  The event is open to all ages and takes place in Crawley Library from 10am until 3pm on Thursday 5 March. Come along and meet with a wide range of local employers from various industries…

21 February 2020

Latest Three Bridges Station FAQs and information released ahead of Full Council meeting

Updated information and answers to frequently asked questions about the Three Bridges Station improvement scheme proposals have been put online in advance of Wednesday’s Full Council meeting. The Crawley Borough Council, Govia Thameslink Railway, Network Rail and West Sussex County Council scheme proposes to improve…

21 February 2020

First ever Brighton Festival event to take place in Crawley

Exhilarating free and new pop-up performances from some of the UK’s most innovative outdoor companies will take place in Queens Square as part of this year’s Brighton Festival. A Weekend Without Walls comes to Crawley on Saturday 9 May from 12 noon-6.30pm. Crawley Borough Council’s exciting new partnership means…

20 February 2020

Have your say on plans to protect employment land

Crawley Borough Council is consulting on its proposal to safeguard four areas from having employment buildings converted into unplanned housing. The safeguarding, known as ‘non-immediate Article 4 Directions’, would remove permitted development rights (known as prior approval) that allow the conversion of office,…

19 February 2020

Tap-to-help rough sleepers Crawley

Residents and visitors can support those experiencing homelessness in just a quick tap, with new contactless terminals around the town.  The council has teamed up with non-profit organisation, Greater Change, to trial a new way of giving in Crawley.  Part of the diverted giving campaign, the contactless terminals…

18 February 2020

Come and have some fun at Ewhurst Play Area

Local children and visitors can run around and have fun at a recently completed play area in Ifield.  Ewhurst playing fields play area is the latest play area to be completed in the town and features a colourful range of new equipment chosen via a public consultation.  Installed by Wicksteed Leisure, the revamped…

18 February 2020

New contractors for Crawley Homes

Crawley Borough Council has appointed two new contractors to manage the maintenance of council homes around the town. Cabinet agreed recommendations to appoint Mears Group and Wates Property Services at their meeting on 27 November.  The two new contractors will be managing responsive repairs, planned maintenance…

17 February 2020

Changes to the Cabinet at Crawley Borough Council

A new Cabinet member has been appointed at Crawley Borough Council. Following the death of former councillor Geraint Thomas in November, Councillor Peter Lamb, Leader of the Council, has chosen Councillor Gurinder Jhans as the new Cabinet member for Environmental Services and Sustainability. Councillor Jhans is…

14 February 2020