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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

‘Tennis for Free’ is serving up an ace day out!

Community sports charity, Tennis for Free, is returning to Maidenbower Park, offering residents the chance to learn a new skill, improve their fitness and mental wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic, completely for free! Tennis for Free is a community sports charity that provides an ace day out including free…

28 September 2020

Tell us what you think about new play areas

Crawley Borough Council is working to improve two play areas in the town and would like to hear what residents have to say. Newbury Road play area in Pound Hill and Chichester Close play area in Tilgate are next on the council’s programme of improvements. This is an exciting opportunity to modernise the current…

25 September 2020

Prestigious award for Tilgate Nature Centre

Crawley Borough Council’s very own zoo has won a gold sustainability award from the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA). Tilgate Nature Centre in Tilgate Park picked up the award for its STAR (Switch To A Reusable) and Zoostainability campaigns. The BIAZA Annual Awards showcase a wide range…

25 September 2020

Save on solar!

Residents can now save money on solar panels with the help of a new scheme.  Crawley Borough Council is working in partnership with local authorities across Sussex and Solar Together Crawley on an innovative new scheme, offering high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and battery storage.  Solar…

23 September 2020