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First district deal in West Sussex aims to drive economic growth

Two West Sussex councils have signed an agreement to work together on delivering key strategic projects.

West Sussex County Council and Crawley Borough Council have signed a new district deal to increase joint collaborative working between the two councils.

The Crawley Growth Deal identifies a number of key projects which feature in the Crawley Place Plan, which was endorsed by both authorities earlier in the year.

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Friday, December 23, 2016 - 11:30

Queens Square update – 13 December 2016

Welcome to the Queens Square update which aims to answer all your questions during the construction period. We will post new updates every two to four weeks; sooner if there’s important news to share.

What’s been happening?

All the granite needed to pave the North and South alleyways has been delivered and work to lay it began on 5 December.

The granite is currently being laid in the southern alleyway and contractors, Blakedown Landscapes Ltd, are working their way through the southern alleyway towards Queens Square.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 10:30

Watch the new and inspirational Be the Change video

Watch the video at LoveLocalJobs.com

A video highlighting the inspirational Be the Change programme which helps local young people fulfil their potential and improve their life chances is available to view now.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 18:30

Small Business Grant Scheme

Crawley Borough Council has received funding from West Sussex Pooled Business Rates for a Small Business Grant Scheme.

Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees who operate in the Crawley area will be able to apply for business support grants up to £2,000 and apprenticeship grants up to £1,500. 

All Small Business Support Grants projects must be match funded 50 per cent by the small business. 

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Friday, December 2, 2016 - 15:45

Three cheers for Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday 2016 is being celebrated with a hat-trick of initiatives.

Crawley Borough Council is marking the event, on 3 December, with the launch of our Small Business Grants Scheme, offer of help from Business Navigators and a competition for residents.

Small Business Saturday is a national initiative that delivers help, advice and opportunities to connect small businesses. The council has been allocated funding for a Small Business Grants Scheme to fund micro and small businesses.

The funding can pay for:

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Friday, December 2, 2016 - 15:45

Queens Square update - 01 December 2016

Welcome to the latest Queens Square update, which aims to answer all your questions during the construction period. We will post new updates every two to four weeks; sooner if there’s important news to share.

What’s been happening?

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Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 14:00

Manor Royal Developers join Crawley Borough Council’s Partner Charter

Manor Royal developers – Mildren Construction have shown their commitment to Crawley by signing the council’s Developer and Partner Charter. Joining an ever growing list of developers working in Crawley, Mildren Construction is developing an empty retail site on behalf of Travis Perkins, which is set to be turned into a brand new Wickes store.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 16:45

New funding pot for small businesses set to be launched

Crawley Borough Council is set to launch its Small Business Grants Scheme on Small Business Saturday (3 December).

The council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve the scheme at its meeting on Wednesday 30 November.

The council has been allocated £83,333 from a county-wide pot to fund micro and small businesses. Officers are recommending that this funding pays for:

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Monday, November 21, 2016 - 17:00

Queens Square update – 08 November 2016

Welcome to the Queens Square update which aims to answer all your questions during the construction period. We will post new updates every two to four weeks; sooner if there’s important news to share.

What’s been happening?

Work is in full-swing after construction partners, Blakedown Landscapes Ltd, starting on site on Monday 12 September.

You may have noticed diggers at work in recent weeks which are excavating in order to build the plant room for the water feature.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 18:15

Partial path closure

Part of the southern walkway running alongside the pavilion in Queens Square, in front of Costa, Ted’s Barbers and TSB, will be closed from Monday 14 November for 9 weeks. This is to allow our construction contractors to lay new paving as part of the Queens Square regeneration project. The walkway and access to TSB, Ted’s Barbers and Costa will remain open as usual.
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 15:15

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