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Crawley Borough Council has awarded more grants to local businesses

Three local business in Crawley have been awarded funding from Crawley Borough Council’s Small Business Grant Scheme. The funding comes from a county-wide pot and is entirely separate from funding sent out in response to the pandemic.  The successful small business grant scheme was created to help start-ups…

11 June 2020

Safer, healthy travel in Crawley

Crawley Borough Council is inviting residents, businesses and community groups to identify places where it could be made easier and safer for people to travel on foot and by bicycle, whilst maintaining social distancing. The council has teamed up with Commonplace to launch a consultation tool to help identify…

08 June 2020

Crawley Borough Council stands in solidarity with protestors in America and around the world

Crawley Borough Council is standing shoulder to shoulder with the town’s BAME community and supporting the peaceful Black Lives Matter protests. Councillors have been participating in events to show solidarity with protesters in the US and around the world, including the UK. The Mayor of Crawley, Councillor Raj…

05 June 2020

Residents urged to use quieter green spaces

Crawley Borough Council is urging residents to visit green spaces other than Tilgate Park in a bid to ensure social distancing. During this period of warm weather, Tilgate Park has been extremely busy, making it difficult for visitors to socially distance. Crawley is blessed with a wide range of green spaces…

01 June 2020

Council pays out £11.7m in grants and launches Discretionary Business Grants

Crawley Borough Council has paid a total of £11.7m in grants to more than 800 businesses affected by coronavirus – and is launching its Discretionary Business Grants for eligible small and micro businesses on Monday. The £11.7m given out equates to 97 per cent of the funding received from the government – one of…

29 May 2020

Crawley’s Economic Recovery Taskforce Executive gets to work

Crawley Borough Council’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Taskforce Executive group met for the first time last week, to great success.  The Executive brings together the council, senior business representatives from across the borough, the local MP, a government representative, the Coast to Capital Local…

22 May 2020

How is COVID-19 impacting your business?

Tell Crawley Borough Council about the impact of coronavirus on your business. The council, working together with Manor Royal BID, has released a new survey asking businesses to report how they have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.  In response to the pandemic, the council is forming an Economic…

18 May 2020

Commemorate VE Day with a difference

Crawley Borough Council is inviting residents to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday 8 May with a difference. As VE day celebrations have been cancelled around the country due to the pandemic, the council will be marking the day with a variety of content on its Facebook page. Throughout the day,…

01 May 2020

Council Leader and MP urge Government to help ‘worst affected’ economy

The Leader of Crawley Borough Council and the town’s MP have written to the Government calling for urgent help and listing 10 interventions to rescue the town’s economy. This follows the recent Centre for Cities report, which forecasts that Crawley will be the most affected economy by the coronavirus crisis. The…

30 April 2020

Please don’t have bonfires during lockdown, says council

Crawley Borough Council is recommending that residents avoid having bonfires during the lockdown period. In these times where we’re encouraging everyone to follow the Government’s advice to stay at home, it is more important than ever for residents to be considerate and supportive of their neighbours. Crawley…

17 April 2020