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Bringing wider investment in Crawley

Peacocks clothing store is the latest retailer to take up shop in Queens Square, bringing more jobs and investment into the town centre.

The new store, located opposite Costa Coffee was officially opened on Thursday (15 November) by the Mayor of Crawley and Peacocks Regional Manager, Les McLean.

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Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:30

Manor Royal Gateway 1 (Hazelwick Flyover) Roadworks

Improvement works on the Hazelwick Flyover and Gatwick Road in Manor Royal are due to begin next week (19 November).

Expected to last around 8 weeks, the works will make this important entrance to Manor Royal more welcoming and attractive to visitors by creating a better sense of arrival.

The scheme is being delivered by the Manor Royal Busines District as part of the Crawley Growth Programme.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 16:30

Eastern and Station Gateway proposals - response to consultation

Earlier this year, we asked for your feedback on exciting proposals for the £8.3million Crawley Eastern Gateway and £5.3million Station Gateway projects.

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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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 09:15

Cheals Roundabout - highway improvement works from October 2018

Breheny Civil Engineering on behalf Crest Nicholson are to commence highway improvement works on the Cheals Roundabout on 22nd October 2018 with works due for completion end of May / early June 2019. The purpose of these works is to increase the capacity of the roundabout to deal with the anticipated traffic flow increases from the residential development at Kilnwood Vale.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 17:00

Council sponsors Gatwick Diamond award

Crawley Borough Council is sponsoring the Professional Services Firm of the Year award at the 11th Gatwick Diamond Business Awards.

The council provides a wide range of services to more than 3,400 businesses across the borough, supporting and promoting them by organising events and initiatives.

It aims to maintain sustainable growth, nurture businesses and encourage entrepreneurs in our town – the main economic driver in the region.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 13:15

Contractor appointed for next stage of town centre redevelopment

Phase two of Crawley’s Town Centre Regeneration Programme is set to start work very soon following the appointment of the main construction contractor.

Blakedown Landscapes has been chosen as the council’s construction partner to regenerate Queensway and The Pavement, following a successful tender process which began in April.

The £2.2m scheme is part of the Crawley Growth Programme, funded by Crawley Borough Council, West Sussex County Council, and the Local Growth Fund through the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership.

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Friday, September 28, 2018 - 14:30

Telford Place - public information sessions coming soon

Crawley Borough Council has selected Clarion Housing Group as their preferred developer partner to progress with the development of Telford Place Car Park.

The scheme will deliver approximately 300 new homes as part of the regeneration of Crawley town centre. The site, currently used as a temporary car park, will provide a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom homes, including homes for affordable rent, shared ownership, private rent and private sale.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 10:30

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