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Lots to shout about at Crawley market

Crawley’s local market is expanding to include a wide range of exciting specialist food stalls!

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 09:30

Town centre vacancy rates lowest in nine years

The number of empty units in Crawley town centre is at its lowest point since 2008.

Vacancy rates now stand at 8.5 per cent, a two per cent drop since October last year.

Public space - High street / Broadwalk
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 17:45

Queens Square update - 26 April 2017

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?

This week, new paving is being laid at the connecting points between the alleyways and the west end of Queens Square where paving has already been completed. The southern area of the square is currently being paved following on from the potable water and foul sewer connections.

Queens Square during construction - April
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 16:00

Queens Square update - 05 April 2017

What’s been happening?

The pedestrian walkway on the southern side of the square (outside Deichmann) is closed this week as the fountain is connected to the potable water main and the overflow pipework to the foul sewer.

Access to all shops and roads around the square remain open, but pedestrians will need to walk around the square to gain access between The Martlets and the The Broadway. This walkway will re-open next week in time for the Easter holidays.

Queens Square during construction
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 19:00

NatWestBoostBus to visit Crawley, supporting start-ups and connecting entrepreneurs

The NatwestBoostBus will visit Crawley as part of its south east tour on Tuesday 25 April.

The tour will feature the NatWest Mobile Business School, a 1966 Routemaster Bus, which will park in Haslett Avenue West, near Crawley Bus Station from 10am-4pm and offer free, impartial advice, to connect and inspire individuals to turn their business ideas into a reality and provide guidance to those already running.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 12:00

Next stage of town centre regeneration gets green light

Exciting proposals to extend Queens Square regeneration work along Queensway, The Pavement and Kingsgate have been approved.

Crawley Borough Council’s Cabinet agreed to the design concept at its meeting on Wednesday (22 March).

The council and West Sussex County Council will continue the high-quality improvements underway in Queens Square along these main connector streets.

Design objectives for the £2.2m scheme, which marks the second phase of regeneration, include:

• A design that is cohesive with Queens Square

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 10:15

Queens Square update – 21 March 2017

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?

Construction continues according to the plans with work on the northern alleyway towards Queens Square well underway. Paving is now being laid directly in front of The Pavilion building. Re-paving is currently underway outside Kokoro and will move north across The Gym, Ann Summers and MET-Rx entrances shortly.

Bespoke planters at manufacturers
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 18:30

Small business grant for home grown aviation company

A company based in Basepoint Business Centre in Manor Royal is the first to receive a small business grant from Crawley Borough Council.

Last year, the council received funding from West Sussex Pooled Business Rates to set up a Small Business Grant Scheme for Crawley based businesses. After a successful application aviation software company Avtura, were awarded the first grant of £2,000.

Avtura is an established and innovative provider of software management solutions and consultancy for ground handling operations.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 15:15

Queens Square update – 23 February 2017

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? The hole for the water feature’s plant room has been filled back in and the concrete base of the water fountain has been poured. Drainage and services installation have begun at the western end of the square in front of the pavilion.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 16:30

Crawley’s economy goes from strength to strength

Crawley has the highest employment rate and third highest wages in the UK, according to an influential report.

The Centre for Cities 2017 report, which compares economic statistics across 63 cities and large towns in the UK, underlines the town’s status as a great place to do business.

Crawley has excellent transport links and infrastructure, a skilled workforce, great connectivity and large economically-active areas like the Manor Royal Business District and Gatwick Airport – all reasons why it’s a great place to do business.

The report has found that Crawley:

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Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 14:00

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