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Grant supports two small businesses

Two business start-ups have got a leg up through Crawley Borough Council’s Small Business Grants Scheme.

The Company Connector Ltd and Haus of FLVR are the latest companies to benefit from a council grant, which awards small businesses with up £2,000.

Manor Royal-based business, The Company Connector Ltd, will support local businesses with finding new clients and opportunities as well as encouraging inward investment from overseas. The company has already supported a number of Crawley businesses on a consultancy basis and helped to generate new business.

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Monday, September 24, 2018 - 10:15

New Town Hall timeline changes

The timescales for the regeneration of the eastern end of The Boulevard – including a new Town Hall – have changed.

Demolition of the eastern part of the Town Hall has been moved back to October 2019. This change to the work programme has been made to reduce financial risk and to take account of delays due to investigations into potential listing.

This provides the council with the opportunity to bring the Council Chamber and Civic Hall back into use until June/July 2019, when decommissioning will commence.

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Friday, September 14, 2018 - 11:45

Future is promising for students in Crawley

Students in Crawley can plan their next steps with the help of a careers fair at K2 Crawley Leisure Centre in September.

Crawley Borough Council, in partnership with National Careers Service, The Careers and Enterprise Company, SLN:COP and Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, has organised an exciting event for pupils and job seekers in Crawley to attend and plan their next steps towards an exciting future.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 14:45

Supporting local business in Crawley

Crawley Borough Council is offering a free, innovative, training and support programme for Crawley’s independent retailers, in partnership with Crawley College and Solent University.

The brand new Small Independent Retail Training and Support Programme aims to enhance the success of local businesses in the area by offering hands on support to help businesses make small changes to see big results.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 14:45

Partner chosen to build 313 new town centre homes

Clarion Housing Group has been selected as the preferred development partner by Crawley Borough Council to deliver 313 new homes as part of a multi-million pound town centre regeneration project.

Working in partnership with the council, Clarion will develop a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments on the 1.85 acre site at Telford Place, which is currently used as a temporary car park. Around half of the homes will be available for private sale, with the remainder consisting of shared ownership homes and 87 council homes charged at affordable rents.

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Friday, August 31, 2018 - 10:15

Delivering more homes for local people

Over the past few weeks, there has been a hive of activity on the former Crawley College car park, to bring forward another exciting town centre development. 

The scheme, owned and led by Crawley Borough Council, will deliver 98 affordable apartments over 8 storeys including associated parking and landscaping.

Full details of the planning application can be found here and the scheme is expected to be complete by early 2020. 

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Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 10:00

Regus to locate on Manor Royal

Clearbell Capital, the private equity real estate fund manager, has announced it has let 27,309 sq. ft to Regus at CC3, Churchill Court in Manor Royal.

The serviced office provider has signed a new 15-year lease with break in year 10 on the whole building and will pay an annual rent of £682,201, equating to £25.50 per sq. ft (£274 per sq m).

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 13:30

First Crowdfund Crawley project reaches its target

A project on Crowdfund Crawley has already reached its funding target, just a month after launching.

The Caroline Haslett Memorial Project was the first project to be uploaded to the Crowdfund Crawley website and reached its target of £713 with pledges from the public, West Sussex County Council and Growing a Greener Britain.

The project involves the 'adoption' of a landmark urban pylon and its surroundings for a public realm memorial to women's equality champion and electrical engineer Dame Caroline Haslett (1895-1957) at a site near her birthplace in Three Bridges.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:30

Crawley schools scoop top prizes at science awards

Students from schools in Crawley scooped several major prizes in the South East’s most prestigious science and engineering competition for young people, with two groups going on to represent the region in the national finals next March.

Pupils from Oriel High School, Hazelwick, Gatwick School and St Wilfrid’s School picked up a number of awards – including that of regional Young Scientist of the Year, at the annual Big Bang Fair South East at the South of England Showground.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:15

Strong speaker line-up at Crawley breakfast event

An exciting group of speakers was assembled from CITB, CoTrain, Wilmott Dixon and Crawley Borough Council for the business breakfast event last month at the Arora Hotel.

Topics included how they aim to add social value to new developments and why working together is so important to achieve their priorities.

Crawley is a vibrant town, with key schemes in development, and the council is determined to collaborate with developers to enhance the work being carried out across the borough, guaranteeing a better result for the local community.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 11:45