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One week until Crawley Question Time 2020

Crawley Question Time is back for another year, giving residents an opportunity to ask questions about topics important to them. The annual event takes place from 7-9pm on Thursday 12 March at Crawley College in the town centre. Crawley Question Time takes the form of an independently-chaired general debate and…

05 March 2020

Wet weather is bad for grass cutting… but good for bees and wildflowers!

The wet winter means that this year’s grass cutting season will start later than planned. Between September and mid-February, Crawley saw more than 530mm of rain – more than 36 per cent above the average – which means that the grass verges are very wet and would be churned up by mowing equipment. Conditions will be…

04 March 2020

New development set to be named after fallen Marine

A housing development currently under construction in Northgate is set to be named after a Royal Marine from Crawley. Royal Marine Scott Summers, tragically died after sustaining serious injuries in a road traffic accident, aged just 23, while on tour in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Located on Woolborough Road…

02 March 2020

Crawley’s Community Wardens re-accredited

Crawley Borough Council’s Community Wardens have successfully retained their Sussex Police accreditation.  The Community Warden Team was granted accreditation status again in December 2019 by the Chief Constable of Sussex Police, Giles York. This lasts for three years. Crawley Borough Council’s wardens have…

25 February 2020

False Single Person Discount claims uncovered

Crawley Borough Council has uncovered 132 cases of incorrect claims of Single Person Discount, resulting in more than £75,000 of extra Council Tax being collected. Single Person Discount (SPD) is claimed when there is only a single adult who is liable for Council Tax at a property. The council’s Fraud and…

24 February 2020

Jobs and opportunities on offer at careers fair

The Employ Crawley jobs fair is back for its third year, offering residents the chance to find out more about local vacancies.  The event is open to all ages and takes place in Crawley Library from 10am until 3pm on Thursday 5 March. Come along and meet with a wide range of local employers from various…

21 February 2020

Latest Three Bridges Station FAQs and information released ahead of Full Council meeting

Updated information and answers to frequently asked questions about the Three Bridges Station improvement scheme proposals have been put online in advance of Wednesday’s Full Council meeting. The Crawley Borough Council, Govia Thameslink Railway, Network Rail and West Sussex County Council scheme proposes to…

21 February 2020

First ever Brighton Festival event to take place in Crawley

Exhilarating free and new pop-up performances from some of the UK’s most innovative outdoor companies will take place in Queens Square as part of this year’s Brighton Festival. A Weekend Without Walls comes to Crawley on Saturday 9 May from 12 noon-6.30pm. Crawley Borough Council’s exciting new partnership means…

20 February 2020

Have your say on plans to protect employment land

Crawley Borough Council is consulting on its proposal to safeguard four areas from having employment buildings converted into unplanned housing. The safeguarding, known as ‘non-immediate Article 4 Directions’, would remove permitted development rights (known as prior approval) that allow the conversion of office,…

19 February 2020

Come and have some fun at Ewhurst Play Area

Local children and visitors can run around and have fun at a recently completed play area in Ifield.  Ewhurst playing fields play area is the latest play area to be completed in the town and features a colourful range of new equipment chosen via a public consultation.  Installed by Wicksteed Leisure,…

18 February 2020