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Bandstand construction gets underway

The town’s Victorian bandstand is one step closer to being installed in its new home in Memorial Gardens with the construction of the foundation for the bandstand to rest on almost completed.

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.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 11:15

Employ Crawley - helping Crawley's residents into work

Employ Crawley has continued their run of success with their first jobs fair at Crawley Library.

Created by Crawley Borough Council in partnership with West Sussex County Council, Employ Crawley is a service that aims to support people looking for work or higher skilled, higher paid employment.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 18:45

County Mall cycle path takes shape

Work on upgrading a pathway at the south side of Memorial Gardens, to improve cycle links around the town centre, has started.

The pathway connects County Mall and Memorial Gardens to the toucan crossing on College Road and is currently only wide enough to accommodate pedestrians. The proposed scheme will mean that the pathway will be widened to allow both pedestrians and cyclists continuous, safe access to and from the town centre.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:00

British Airways Run Gatwick Event Sunday 13 May 2018

Event information

The inaugural British Airways Run Gatwick will take place in Crawley on Sunday 13 May 2018 and everyone is invited to take part! 

The event comprises of the International Half Marathon, 5k/Corporate 5k and Family Run. Set over fully closed roads, taking you through park, town and beautiful West Sussex countryside around Gatwick Airport, starting and finishing in Crawley's Southgate Park.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 17:30

Giving voice to high-tech signs to help visually-impaired passengers

Visually-impaired bus passengers can now get the full benefit from new, recently-installed Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI) displays, thanks to the provision of audio key fobs.

A total of £900,000 from the Crawley Growth Programme has been used to replace older displays which had no audio.

An extra 66 RTPI displays have also been installed at bus stops in Crawley, bringing the total in the town with audio capability to 134.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:45

Crawley - the best place to move for job prospects

According to a recent report from Nomis at the Office for National Statistics, Crawley has the highest rate of employment in the UK at 89.1%.

Citing Gatwick one of the reasons for its success, fellow south east hot spots include Dartford (87.6%), Basingstoke (87.2% and Ashford (86.9%).

Full details of the latest reports can be found by visiting the Nomis website here

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 19:30

Businesses vote overwhelmingly for Manor Royal BID

Businesses located in Manor Royal, Crawley have voted to extend the Manor Royal Business Improvement District (BID) for a further five years following a formal, independent ballot.  

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 10:45

Town Centre Signage: thank you for your feedback

Crawley residents were invited to share their feedback on proposals for the new town centre signage and specifically the icons and images that will appear on the signs. The designs follow the town's new place branding which was created after a period of consultation with key stakeholders, the Town Centre Partnership, together with Crawley Borough Council, in February 2017.

The branding celebrates Crawley’s new town history while adding a colourful and modern twist with the use of iconography reflecting landmarks, places of interest, shopping and eating etc.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 09:30

Employ Crawley Takeover 19-26 February 2018

This week, the Employ Crawley Hub will be taken over by some of our partners who will be offering their help and advice on all things employment and training.

From Monday to Thursday, partners will be based at the Hub in Crawley Library from 10am until 3pm and on Friday, the Hub at Broadfield Library from 10am until 1pm.

Monday 19 February - get some careers advice and perfect your CV with help from the National Careers Service.

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Monday, February 19, 2018 - 14:30

Employ Crawley to host first jobs fair

Employ Crawley is holding their first jobs fair to promote live job vacancies and provide opportunities for job seekers to meet face to face with local employers.

The event is open to all ages and takes place in Crawley Library from 10.30am until 4.30pm on 5 March.

Come along and meet with a wide range of local employers from various industries including retail, hospitality, construction, finance, social care and airport services.

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Monday, February 19, 2018 - 14:30

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