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Helping unlock £60m investment in Crawley

Crawley Borough Council has helped to unlock £60.4m investment in infrastructure and regeneration to support new homes, jobs and business space.

The council’s Cabinet agreed to allocate £2.8m towards the Crawley Growth Programme at its meeting on Wednesday (4 October), following Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership’s award of £14.64m to the programme.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 09:45

Regeneration of Queens Square completed

The regeneration of Queens Square has been completed – on time and on budget.

The fencing has been taken down today (3 October) so visitors to the town centre can now take advantage of the much-improved public square. The improvements, which took 12 months to complete, has encouraged new businesses to open in the square and for existing retailers and property owners to improve the appearance of their buildings. The new square includes high quality paving, new and improved lighting, new seating, new street furniture, new planting and a fountain.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 17:00

Major Local Growth Fund investment for Crawley

We are delighted to announce that on 21st September 2017, a substantial Local Growth Fund investment of £14.64 million has been confirmed by Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Company for this significant regeneration programme in Crawley.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 19:15

Queens Square re-opening party

Queens Square will reopen shortly – and we’re having a party to celebrate!

Everyone’s welcome to join in the fun from 12 noon on Saturday 7 October.

This family-friendly celebratory event will include professional singing, dancing, music from a concert band, street performers, face painting, balloon art and much more.

Metrobus will be bringing its special 70th birthday bus along, Queens Square shops will be getting involved and we’ll be switching on the fountains for the first time since work is completed too!

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 09:15

Spotlight on Crawley

Find out about regeneration in Crawley town centre and engage in debate about its future at this half day conference on Friday 22 September at the Arora Hotel, Crawley.

This event will encourage healthy debate and ideas on Crawley’s future based on an overview of current projects, plans and future ambitions given by those involved in planning them, as well as an update on Crawley and its future from those involved in planning it, and the chance for business stakeholders in the town to join the debate about its future.

What you will hear:

Spotlight on Crawley
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Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 18:00

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