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Free half-term Halloween fun at Tilgate Park

Come along to Tilgate Park this half-term and take part in the free pumpkin trail.   At Tilgate Park, we are celebrating Halloween in a safe and fun way for all the family to enjoy. There are some letters hidden around Tilgate Park; as you find them write them down to make a spooky word.   Try your luck…

23 October 2020

Different plans for Christmas this year

Crawley Borough Council has made the difficult decision not to host Tilgate Park’s Magical Christmas this year.  Regrettably, the rise in coronavirus cases and prioritising the health and safety of visitors and staff has left the council with no choice but to cancel the event.  Launched in 2018, the…

16 October 2020

Work starts on new Tilgate Park play area

Work has started on the new children’s play area at Tilgate Park. The new play area, which will open in spring 2021, will boast lots of new equipment while retaining the basket/cantilever swing and a set of swings. The design will be as inclusive as possible with accessibility in mind. Most of the current…

12 October 2020

Employ Crawley is here to help

Crawley Borough Council’s employment support service, Employ Crawley is here to help residents get back on their feet. The pandemic has had a significant impact on a range of industries, resulting in a challenging few months of job losses, affecting Crawley residents of all ages.   The Employ Crawley…

09 October 2020

Alice in Wonderland mosaic gets new home

A little piece of Crawley’s history is back on display in the town centre. The Queen’s Mosaic, which was built in the 1950s by master mosaic fixer Len Baker, from Carter Tiles, has been restored and installed in the all-new Memorial Gardens Play Area. Crawley Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and…

09 October 2020

Financial impact of coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on Crawley Borough Council’s finances. The lockdown and subsequent restrictions meant that the council’s income from K2 Crawley, The Hawth, Tilgate Nature Centre, car parking and community centres was significantly reduced. At the same time, expenditure on services…

09 October 2020

Major milestone for District Heat Network

Crawley Borough Council has reached a major milestone in plans to bring cheaper, greener energy to the town centre. Construction has begun on the new energy centre and is due for completion in February 2022. This forms phase one of the project and will consist of a combined heat and power (CHP) plant, which…

06 October 2020

Self-isolation support payments

Residents on low incomes who are told by NHS Test and Trace to self-isolate – either due to a positive Covid-19 test or being in contact with someone who has tested positive – may be entitled to financial support during self-isolation. Since Monday (28 September), people across England have been required by law to…

30 September 2020

Manor Royal boosted by more than £500,000 from Towns Fund

Four new and improved public spaces will be created in the Manor Royal Business District following Crawley Borough Council’s successful Towns Fund application. The grant of £565,000 will pay for the creation of four micro parks to provide better facilities, seating and public realm in key locations throughout Manor…

29 September 2020

Stoptober is back for its ninth year!

Stoptober is back for its ninth year to remind all smokers that now more than ever, ahead of flu season, is the time to put your lungs first, quit smoking and breathe easier, by joining more than two million smokers in the nation’s biggest quit attempt from October 1. Crawley Wellbeing’s team of qualified NHS…

28 September 2020