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Challenge yourself to improve your wellbeing this December

The Crawley Wellbeing team is running a winter wellbeing advent challenge to encourage you to keep your spirits up this December and improve your wellbeing.  The festive challenge will be running for 26 days with each day’s task starting with a different letter of the alphabet. The challenges will be set daily…

23 November 2020

Crawley Community Awards winners announced

 The winners of the 2020 Crawley Community Awards have been announced. The Crawley Community Awards, with Gatwick Airport as headline sponsor, are now in their fifth year. The awards celebrate and recognise those special people who go the extra mile to make a difference to their community. The presentation…

23 November 2020

Apply now for discretionary business grants

Eligible businesses can now apply for discretionary business grants. The government has given the council £2,248,180 in Additional Restrictions Grant, which is given to businesses that have been affected by the lockdown but are not legally required to close. This funding lasts until March 2022 and is based on …

23 November 2020

Coronavirus advice for taxi drivers and passengers

Crawley Borough Council is sharing new government guidance for taxi drivers, operators and passengers to travel safely. The guidance includes details on national restrictions, as well as how to carry out a Covid-19 risk assessment, which covers picking up passengers, in-vehicle safety, leaving the vehicle and…

20 November 2020

Help available during lockdown

Crawley Borough Council is continuing to provide practical support to people affected by Covid-19 during this second lockdown. The council’s Community Hub, which helped more than 1,000 people with food and essential supplies between March and May, continues to operate. While calls are significantly lower during…

19 November 2020

Sustrans sessions return to local schools

Last month, a local primary school welcomed the return of Bike It Pat from Crawley Borough Council partner, Sustrans.  Bike It Pat delivered two successful Dr Bike sessions at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Primary School in Langley Green, with more than 20 pupils bringing in bikes and scooters each session. Each…

18 November 2020

Business grant applications are open – but council warns there is not enough funding to meet demand

Eligible businesses can now apply for the latest round of business grants but Crawley Borough Council says the funding is not nearly enough. Despite Crawley being responsible for 25 per cent of the economic output in West Sussex, it has been given some of the lowest grant funding in the county. The government…

17 November 2020

Crawley Wellbeing supporting Alcohol Awareness Week

Crawley Wellbeing is joining this year’s UK-wide Alcohol Awareness Week campaign to raise awareness of the links between alcohol and mental health, to speak out about the issues and the stigma surrounding them, and encourage anyone who is struggling to seek the support they deserve. Alcohol Awareness Week, from 16…

12 November 2020

Waving the green flag of success!

 Crawley Borough Council has been awarded more prestigious Green Flags in this year’s awards announcement. The Memorial Gardens, Worth Park, Goffs Park, Ifield Mill Pond and Tilgate Park are among the winners, continuing a long run of awards for the council. Ifield Mill Pond has joined the growing list of…

11 November 2020

Nearly time to go virtual for Crawley STEMfest!

A STEM event not to be missed! There’s just a few days left until children can get involved and enjoy this first-ever virtual Crawley STEMfest, either taking part from school with their teachers or at home with family during lockdown. The annual Crawley STEMfest will go live at 9am on Thursday 12 November, offering…

09 November 2020