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Queens Square update – 24 August 2017

A date has been set for the official opening of Queens Square!

The opening party, which also celebrates Crawley’s 70th birthday, will take place on Saturday 7 October from 12 noon and features music and entertainment for all ages. The civic opening ceremony will take place at 12.15pm.

This week a planning application has been received to bring a covered ice rink to Queens Square this winter. The ice rink, with real ice, is expected to open from mid-November until early January and it’s hoped this will attract many additional visitors over the Christmas and New Year period.

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Friday, August 25, 2017 - 11:45

Public drop-in to explain major junction improvements in Three Bridges

West Sussex Highways is preparing to upgrade seven junctions along Haslett Avenue in Three Bridges.

Residents and businesses are invited to come along to a public drop-in session at Pound Hill Community Centre, Worth Road, Pound Hill, on Thursday August 31 from 6pm to 9pm.

Engineers will be there to talk about the plans and answer any questions people may have about the scheme.

The Haslett Avenue junctions to be upgraded are:

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Friday, August 18, 2017 - 16:45

Strong support for Town Hall site redevelopment

Residents have given their backing to proposals for major redevelopment at the eastern end of The Boulevard in the town centre.

The proposals will see the current Town Hall replaced with a new Town Hall with grade A commercial offices, a new public square and public realm improvements. The neighbouring two-storey car park will be demolished.

The proposals also include around 275 homes in two blocks and the infrastructure for a district heating network. The Town Hall multi-storey car park will remain and will be upgraded under these proposals.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 16:45

Historic High Street set for safety improvements

New street furniture is set to be installed in the Historic High Street by Crawley Borough Council, making the area significantly safer for pedestrians.

The pedestrianised part of the High Street is often blighted with illegally parked and moving cars, making the area unsightly and potentially dangerous. Driving has also caused tactile paving slabs and cobbles to need to be replaced because they are not designed to have vehicles on them.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 17:30

Making Crawley a place to inspire

Raising ambitions and supporting people into work or into higher skilled, higher paid employment is the aim of Crawley Borough Council’s exciting new programme, Employ Crawley.

Employ Crawley, set to launch in collaboration with West Sussex County Council in the autumn, is a partnership hub offering a range of services provided by the public and private sector to help local people get the right jobs and local employers get the right people.

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Friday, July 14, 2017 - 12:45

Queens Square update - 11 July 2017

Over the last month, Queens Square has really started to take shape with six of the eight granite planters being installed and four Ginkgo Biloba trees being planted. The final planters and three more trees will be installed over the next few weeks. Paving has been laid across almost all of the western side of the square with new colours of white, red and black granite used around the fountain area, according to the approved design.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 09:15

Free Business Clinic "Access to Finance" 19 July 2017

Crawley Borough Council, in partnership with the Coast to Capital business navigators and other employment services, is pleased to invite you to attend a FREE business clinic later this month.

The theme for the clinic is 'Access to Finance' and it is open to all.

To book your free place now, please email or call 01293 438519

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Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 16:00

Have your say on major town centre redevelopment

Residents are being asked for their views on plans for a major redevelopment in the town centre.

The proposals for land at the eastern end of The Boulevard will see the current Town Hall replaced with a new Town Hall with grade A commercial offices for rent to help fund local services, a new public square and public realm improvements.

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Monday, July 3, 2017 - 10:45

Even more reasons to travel by bus

Ten new bus shelters are to be installed by Crawley Borough Council.

The new shelters, which have been identified as high priority, will be installed at:

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 09:00

Town centre redevelopment to bring major benefits

Plans for a major redevelopment in the town centre will provide much-needed affordable housing and secure Crawley Borough Council’s finances.

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 14:15