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The bandstand is coming back!

The town’s Victorian bandstand is now a step closer to being restored and relocated to the Memorial Gardens.

Crawley Borough Council has been working with specialist Leander Architecture to refurbish and restore the bandstand after it was moved from Queens Square to make way for the regeneration works in 2016. The bandstand was placed in storage and is now being returned to its former beauty, at Leander’s workshop in Derbyshire, before being installed in the north-west corner of the Memorial Gardens.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 09:15

Historic High Street changes improve pedestrian safety

Changes to the Historic High Street have been implemented to improve pedestrian safety and prevent further damage to street furniture and fixtures.

Funded by Crawley Borough Council in partnership with West Sussex County Council, works have been carried out in the Historic High Street to secure the pedestrianised area from vehicles and prevent illegal parking.

The High Street is a Restricted Parking Zone from the entrance of Pegler Way to just north of its junction at Cross Keys and any vehicle not correctly parked in a bay is liable for a Penalty Charge Notice.

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Friday, November 10, 2017 - 17:45

Queensway & The Pavement regeneration plans submitted

Plans to regenerate Queensway, Kingsgate and The Pavement, continuing the high quality improvements in Queens Square, have been submitted.

The proposals, which mark the second phase of town centre regeneration, run from the eastern edge of Queens Square along Queensway to the College Road junction, including part of the boundary to Memorial Gardens, and the length of The Pavement.

The plans, which would significantly improve the three main connector streets and it’s hoped would act as a catalyst for wider regeneration and investment, provide:

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 15:30

Have your say on crowdfunding investment projects

Crawley Borough Council wants to hear what residents have to say on a new community investment programme, including the use of crowdfunding.

The council is proposing the use of a new Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) that collects funds from qualifying developments to finance new investment around the town.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 14:00

Crawley BC joins Greater Brighton Economic Board

Crawley Borough Council has accepted an invitation to join the Greater Brighton Economic Board.

The council agreed to join the board, whose purpose is to bring about sustainable economic development and growth across Greater Brighton (the City Region) at the meeting of the Full Council last night (Wednesday 18 October).

The board, which was founded in April 2014 as part of the Greater Brighton City region’s City Deal with Government, has also invited Gatwick Airport Limited to join the board.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 13:45

Further Article 4 Direction at Manor Royal

On 16 October 2017, Crawley Borough Council confirmed the making a further Article 4 Direction at Manor Royal.

The confirmed Direction removes a temporary permitted development right that would otherwise allow the change of use of buildings from light industrial (B1c) to residential use (C3) without the requirement to obtain planning permission.

The Direction has been confirmed following a 12 month notification period and consideration of feedback submitted to the council during a three-month consultation period.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:00

Worth Park Avenue Cycle Scheme Consultation

West Sussex County Council and Crawley Borough Council would like to hear your views on a proposed cycle scheme along Worth Park Avenue. This scheme will form a key part in enhancing the Three Bridges Corridor and we would like to take this opportunity to share details of our other projects within the area, including:

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Friday, October 13, 2017 - 08:15

Helping unlock £60m investment in Crawley

Crawley Borough Council has helped to unlock £60.4m investment in infrastructure and regeneration to support new homes, jobs and business space.

The council’s Cabinet agreed to allocate £2.8m towards the Crawley Growth Programme at its meeting on Wednesday (4 October), following Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership’s award of £14.64m to the programme.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 09:45

Regeneration of Queens Square completed

The regeneration of Queens Square has been completed – on time and on budget.

The fencing has been taken down today (3 October) so visitors to the town centre can now take advantage of the much-improved public square. The improvements, which took 12 months to complete, has encouraged new businesses to open in the square and for existing retailers and property owners to improve the appearance of their buildings. The new square includes high quality paving, new and improved lighting, new seating, new street furniture, new planting and a fountain.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 17:00

Major Local Growth Fund investment for Crawley

We are delighted to announce that on 21st September 2017, a substantial Local Growth Fund investment of £14.64 million has been confirmed by Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Company for this significant regeneration programme in Crawley.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 19:15