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Public art restoration

Work will soon be underway to restore The Golden Tree, the art sculpture which was formerly situated on the High Street.

The sculpture was damaged and had to be removed for repair and restoration in 2017. Now with the replacement materials on order, and due to arrive during the summer, the initial restoration stages can be completed both on site and in the artist’s workshop.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 12:45

Queens Square tree to be replaced

One of Queens Square’s Ginkgo Biloba trees is to be replaced after it was vandalised last week. The tree, currently situated outside Poundland was found to have its bark stripped, significantly damaging its health.

Council officers investigated to establish whether the tree could be saved, however it became clear that it would not recover and the decision was made to replace it. The new tree will be planted in autumn to ensure that it has the best chance of thriving.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:45

Employment and skills opportunities on the rise in Crawley

More training, employment and development opportunities for local residents and businesses are set to be developed, as set out in Crawley Borough Council’s new Employment and Skills Programme.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 13:00

Queens Square regeneration commended at awards

Queens Square has been commended at the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation Awards for ‘creating better places’.

The £3.2m regeneration project was the only scheme from outside of London on the shortlist.

The awards celebrate the highways and transportation industry, rewarding the outstanding accomplishments of those within the sector and promoting their expertise as best practise to a wider audience.

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Friday, June 28, 2019 - 14:30

New hope for Crawley property market

Redevelopment of old stock could help cut town’s stubbornly high vacancy rate. Mia Hunt at Property Week reports

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Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 12:30

Wealth of investment opportunities in Crawley

There are lots of opportunities for growth and investment in Crawley, as outlined in Crawley Borough Council’s new Inward Investment Prospectus.

Produced in partnership with key sponsors, Gatwick Airport, Buxton, Manor Royal BID, SHW, Keir Construction and Willmott Dixon, the prospectus aims to offer an insight into Crawley as a place to live, work and do business.

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Friday, June 21, 2019 - 13:45

Third successful Investor Tour takes place

An enthusiastic group of delegates spent a day touring Crawley and learning about the town’s businesses and development opportunities for investors.

This was Crawley Borough Council’s third investor tour and was oversubscribed by investors keen to find out more about the town. The event included a walkthrough and coach-ride with tour guides highlighting the diverse and successful business mix, while showcasing opportunities for inward investment.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 14:30

Planned tree removals to take place in town centre

Four trees will be removed from Memorial Gardens as part of safety and maintenance works.

A large, diseased oak tree on the South West corner of the gardens will be removed, along with a diseased lime tree inside the play area and a large diseased willow tree within the main gardens. This tree will be replaced in 2020.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 17:00

Town Centre play area gets ready for revamp

The refurbishment of Memorial Gardens play area will begin later this year, providing an exciting, all new town centre Play facility for young residents and visitors.

The consultation is now open and residents can view three design proposals and select their favourite. 

To view the designs and choose your preferred option, please click here.

Alternatively you can visit us at the following venues to find out more, view and comment on the options:

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 15:45

Queens Square shortlisted for another award

Queens Square Crawley has been shortlisted within the upcoming Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation Awards for ‘Creating Better Places’.

The Awards celebrate the highways and transportation industry, rewarding the outstanding accomplishments of those within the sector and promoting their expertise as best practise to a wider audience.

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 16:00