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Improved bus access through Gatwick

A transport hub - used by 3 million people each year - that links the local bus network with Gatwick Airport and its train station has received a boost after the completion of a £3.8 million upgrade.

Improvements include two new lifts from the southbound road-level bus stops on the A23 into the South Terminal – and Gatwick’s train station - for people travelling with luggage, parents with pushchairs and passengers with reduced mobility.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 13:45

Contractor appointed to Crawley Eastern Gateway project

An £8.35 million regeneration scheme for Crawley town centre has taken a large step forward with the appointment of a design and build contractor.

The Eastern Gateway project, which forms part of the Crawley Growth Programme, will:

• Improve links between Crawley town and key development sites in the vicinity of the proposals including the Town Hall, county buildings, Crawley College and Telford Place by investing in walking and cycling improvements

• Support the delivery of residential and commercial development in Crawley town centre

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 13:30

Queensway, Kingsgate and The Pavement - project update

What’s been happening?

Works are continuing up Kingsgate towards the NCP car park. This will be done in two halves over a two week period. The works to the corner by Thomas Cook will take place towards the end the month, throughout these works, the road will be diverted on to the park entrance for a period of a week. Clear signage and fencing will be in place to ensure pedestrians can exit the path safely.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 15:45

More opportunities for small businesses

Crawley Borough Council is offering small businesses up to £4,000 thanks to continued funding from a county-wide pot.

The successful small business grant scheme was created to help start-ups and existing small businesses with expansion costs; it’s financially supported over 72 micro and small businesses in Crawley since launching February 2016.

Small Business Grants are available to Crawley businesses with 50 employees or fewer and require a 50 per cent match fund from the business. Up to £1,500 is available to offset the costs of hiring and training apprentices.

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Friday, July 19, 2019 - 14:00

Help plan the future of your town

Planning affects us all. The homes we live in, the places where we work, the open spaces where we relax and the roads we travel on are all a result of planning decisions that have been made.

The way that the whole town develops in the future will be affected by planning. Crawley Borough Council has started work on a review of its local plan that will help to guide development in Crawley over 15 years from 2020-2035.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 16:45

Mentoring programme gives students confidence boost

A mentoring programme supported by Crawley Borough Council has helped students in Crawley boost their confidence and raise their ambitions for the future.

Be the Change is an inspirational programme organised by The LoveLocalJobs Foundation CIC that engages with disengaged Year nine students who face challenges in school or in their personal lives.

Across three separate conference events, the programme aims to:

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 15:15

New Fund to boost the Arts in Crawley

The Sussex Community Foundation is delighted to be working with Arts Council England to establish the new Crawley Cultural Fund at Sussex Community Foundation that will provide small grants to increase arts activity and community engagement in the arts for people living in Crawley. 

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for community groups and voluntary organisations that deliver one or more of the following outcomes:

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 15:00

Employ Crawley recognised in National Partnership Award

The One Destination Partnership has been celebrated by the Employment Related Service Association (ERSA) at their annual National Employability Awards ceremony in London

Nominated by the London Learning Consortium, the One Destination Partnership was shortlisted for the Partnership Award, recognising excellence as a delivery partner in the field of employment support.

The partnership was set up in conjunction with the London Learning Consortium, Jobcentre Plus, Croydon Works and Gatwick Airport Limited, with the aim of assisting local residents into jobs at the airport.

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Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 15:45

Town centre redevelopment taking shape

The regeneration of Queensway, The Pavement and Kingsgate, is progressing on time and on budget.

The £2.2m scheme is part of the Crawley Growth Programme, funded by Crawley Borough Council, West Sussex County Council, and the Local Growth Fund through the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership.

Blakedown Landscapes, who built the award-winning Queens Square, started on site in January and have made swift progress, installing new paving along Queensway and The Pavement, and new benches and trees throughout both areas.

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Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 16:30

Retailers are setting up shop in Crawley

Crawley town centre is getting busier as more retailers take up shop in Queens Square, Queensway and the High Street.

In a new report released earlier this year, Crawley’s retail vacancy rate has dropped significantly since 2018’s survey, which reported that 9.2 per cent of the town centre’s retail units were empty.

The new figure reports only 7.8 per cent of retail units are now empty which the lowest rate for Crawley since 2008.

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Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 15:45