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Council supports Manor Royal BID renewal

Crawley Borough Council is supporting the renewal of Manor Royal’s Business Improvement District (BID) for another five years.

The Manor Royal Business District is a fundamental part of Crawley’s business and employment and to West Sussex as a whole, contributing 25 per cent of the county’s economic output.

The council’s Cabinet agreed to the BID’s proposal to support the renewal and to vote in favour in the ballot at its meeting on 10 January 2018.

Introduced in 2013, the BID is an independent legal body which is responsible for the area of Manor Royal.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 14:00

Have your say on Crawley’s new place branding

Residents are being asked for their input into Crawley’s new place branding; a unique, visual brand owned by all stakeholders to help promote a sense of place and character in the town centre.

The Town Centre Partnership, together with Crawley Borough Council, commissioned the creation and design of the brand in 2016 which was agreed in February 2017. It’s currently being implemented following a great deal of research and consultation and is designed to inspire and attract residents, visitors and businesses, offering visual identification and place making.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:45

Manor Royal paves the way

Pavements in Manor Royal Business District are set for significant resurfacing works thanks to additional investment from West Sussex County Council in connection with the Crawley Growth Programme.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 19:00

Updated Town Centre Regeneration Programme- open for comments

The Town Centre Regeneration Programme outlines ambitious plans to regenerate the area which has recently been rated the 23rd hottest retail opportunity and third best premium retail opportunity in the UK by researchers, CACI.

Following significant progress since the programme was first launched in Spring 2016, we have recently updated it and are keen to hear your views.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 14:00

Success for Employ Crawley

Two months on from the launch of Employ Crawley, local residents are signing up to boost their careers. Created by Crawley Borough Council in partnership with West Sussex County Council, Employ Crawley is a service that aims to support people looking for work or into higher skilled, higher paid employment. Since it opened at the beginning of October, more than 70 local people have engaged with the service, with a percentage of those going on to attend interviews and receive job offers.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 10:30

The bandstand is coming back!

The town’s Victorian bandstand is now a step closer to being restored and relocated to the Memorial Gardens.

Crawley Borough Council has been working with specialist Leander Architecture to refurbish and restore the bandstand after it was moved from Queens Square to make way for the regeneration works in 2016. The bandstand was placed in storage and is now being returned to its former beauty, at Leander’s workshop in Derbyshire, before being installed in the north-west corner of the Memorial Gardens.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 09:15

Historic High Street changes improve pedestrian safety

Changes to the Historic High Street have been implemented to improve pedestrian safety and prevent further damage to street furniture and fixtures.

Funded by Crawley Borough Council in partnership with West Sussex County Council, works have been carried out in the Historic High Street to secure the pedestrianised area from vehicles and prevent illegal parking.

The High Street is a Restricted Parking Zone from the entrance of Pegler Way to just north of its junction at Cross Keys and any vehicle not correctly parked in a bay is liable for a Penalty Charge Notice.

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Friday, November 10, 2017 - 17:45

Queensway & The Pavement regeneration plans submitted

Plans to regenerate Queensway, Kingsgate and The Pavement, continuing the high quality improvements in Queens Square, have been submitted.

The proposals, which mark the second phase of town centre regeneration, run from the eastern edge of Queens Square along Queensway to the College Road junction, including part of the boundary to Memorial Gardens, and the length of The Pavement.

The plans, which would significantly improve the three main connector streets and it’s hoped would act as a catalyst for wider regeneration and investment, provide:

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 15:30

Have your say on crowdfunding investment projects

Crawley Borough Council wants to hear what residents have to say on a new community investment programme, including the use of crowdfunding.

The council is proposing the use of a new Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) that collects funds from qualifying developments to finance new investment around the town.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 14:00

Crawley BC joins Greater Brighton Economic Board

Crawley Borough Council has accepted an invitation to join the Greater Brighton Economic Board.

The council agreed to join the board, whose purpose is to bring about sustainable economic development and growth across Greater Brighton (the City Region) at the meeting of the Full Council last night (Wednesday 18 October).

The board, which was founded in April 2014 as part of the Greater Brighton City region’s City Deal with Government, has also invited Gatwick Airport Limited to join the board.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 13:45