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Positive steps towards economic recovery

A draft Economic Recovery Plan outlining a vision for Crawley’s future prosperity and recovery from the pandemic has been presented to the town’s Economic Recovery Taskforce. Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the town’s economy. The Taskforce will steer development of the plan, in response to the true impact of the…

03 March 2021

Council welcomes new head of service

Crawley Borough Council has appointed a new senior manager. Siraj Choudhury will take on the role of Head of Legal, Governance and HR from 29 March following a rigorous selection process, which included a virtual presentation and panel interviews with officers and councillors. As the council’s principal legal…

02 March 2021

Funding to protect frontline services and build affordable housing in council’s budget

Crawley Borough Council’s budget for 2021/22 will protect frontline services and invest in more affordable housing. The budget, which was approved at a meeting of Full Council on Wednesday (24 February), will see the council spend £13.6m on council services – a reduction of £1.1m from last year. The council’s…

02 March 2021

Send us your questions now for the first ever virtual Crawley Question Time

Crawley Question Time is back for another year – and this time you can ‘attend’ from the comfort of your own home. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s event will be virtual. It will be broadcast live on Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 16 March from 7-9pm. It will also be recorded and available to view on…

02 March 2021

Planning permission needed for housing in employment areas

Crawley Borough Council has introduced new Article 4 Directions for a number of the town’s main employment areas. This will mean that at Lowfield Heath, Maidenbower Business Park, Three Bridges Corridor and Tilgate Forest Business Centre, office, light industrial and warehouse premises can no longer be converted to…

25 February 2021

Voluntary and community sector funding to be reduced more slowly

Reductions in the amount that Crawley Borough Council gives to the voluntary and community sector will be tapered over two years following a government grant. The council’s finances have been hit hard by the economic impact of coronavirus so significant savings to mitigate the impact on the budget have been agreed…

24 February 2021

Apply now for our Small Business Grant scheme

Three businesses have received funding from Crawley Borough Council in the latest round of Small Business Grants. The three businesses have been awarded a total of £8,350, bringing the total amount awarded in 2020/21 to £31,447 to 10 different Crawley businesses.    The businesses who have recently…

22 February 2021

Have your say on community safety

The Safer Crawley Partnership wants to hear residents’ views on community safety issues to help shape what it will focus on for the next year.  The Safer Crawley Partnership is a statutory partnership that brings together Crawley Borough Council, West Sussex County Council, fire and rescue, police, health and…

18 February 2021

Have your say on proposed changes to heritage assets

Crawley Borough Council wants to hear your views on proposals for changes to conservation areas and locally listed buildings. For conservation areas, Crawley Borough Council is proposing the following changes: Two new conservation areas – one at Queens Square and The Broadway and one at Gossops Green…

05 February 2021

Apply for lockdown business grants now

Businesses that have had to close due to the current lockdown can now apply for new government grants. This latest grants are called ‘Local Restriction Support Grant (Closed) Addendum: 5 January onwards’ (LRSG) and Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment (CBLP). The grants cover the six-week period of lockdown from 5…

15 January 2021