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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

Major proposals unveiled to upgrade Gatwick Airport station

The transformation of Gatwick Airport station has moved an important step closer after a planning application was submitted for a major redevelopment.

Network Rail, in partnership with Gatwick Airport Ltd, Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership and the Department for Transport, has submitted proposals to reduce congestion and improve passenger experience at the station, which serves 19m passengers a year – up from 7.5m 20 years ago.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 10:30

Crawley scheme boosts sustainable transport links

Connectivity for both cyclists and pedestrians has been improved thanks to a £500,000 Crawley Growth Programme (CGP) scheme.

A 1km-long, shared use cycleway has been built, connecting Station Hill in the west along Worth Park Avenue to Ridley’s Corner in the east and along sections of Worth Road.

Haslett Avenue and Worth Park Avenue traffic signals have also been upgraded as part of the scheme so that all the cycle crossing points are fully Toucan controlled, ie, are shared between cyclists and pedestrians.

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Friday, June 15, 2018 - 17:00

New Deal for Manor Royal

The Manor Royal BID Company has signed a new deal with Crawley Borough Council and West Sussex County Council aimed at supporting local businesses and boosting economic growth. The signing of the Manor Royal Deal comes on the back of the recent vote by businesses to renew the Manor Royal BID (Business Improvement District) and the successful Crawley Growth Programme bid to secure an investment package of £60m for the town.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 09:30

Bandstand to be reopened by Crawley Millennium Concert Band

The town’s Victorian bandstand will be reopened on Saturday (16 June) with a performance from the Crawley Millennium Concert Band.

The bandstand, which has been relocated to the Memorial Gardens, has been refurbished and restored to its former beauty by Leander Architecture, a specialist decorative blacksmith.

The work, which has been funded by Crawley Borough Council, West Sussex County Council and the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, includes:

  • Repairs to the columns, arches and roof

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 15:15

Memorial Gardens Play Area Upgrade

Crawley Borough Council is delivering an improved, new outdoor play area in the Memorial Gardens.

This is an exciting opportunity to modernise the current facilities and provide a better play area. We would like to know what you think about the play area and what you would like to see.

Please come along to one of our consultation events:

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Monday, June 11, 2018 - 16:00

New Town Hall, commercial offices and 182 flats get green light

Plans for a new Town Hall, offices, flats, a public square and restaurant / café were approved by Crawley Borough Council’s Planning Committee last night (Tuesday 5 June).

The approval marks an important milestone in this major project for the council, which will see the demolition of the existing Town Hall in two phases and the creation of:

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 10:00

Clue up at Crowdfund Crawley launch

Crowdfund Crawley has organised a launch event to tell local people about their innovative online platform to raise funds for community projects and make a difference to their town.

The event, hosted at Crawley College, will take place on Wednesday 20 June.

You can expect to:

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Monday, June 4, 2018 - 15:15

Multi-million pound Crawley Infrastructure Improvement Schemes

Exciting proposals for the £8.3million Crawley Eastern Gateway and £5.3million Station Gateway projects go on display soon in a series of public exhibitions.

The schemes are part of the £60million Crawley Growth Programme which will ‘unlock’ jobs, business space and home building in the town through major infrastructure improvements.

The two “Gateway” projects aim to improve pedestrian, cycling and bus access and facilities and create better connectivity between the railway and bus stations.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 17:00