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Manor Royal Entrance Transformed

Works to improve a busy entrance to Manor Royal Business District have been completed thanks to the Crawley Growth Programme – a £60m programme of investments and projects to upgrade local infrastructure.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 14:15

Show us what 'Your Crawley' is

Crawley Borough Council, in partnership with Blakedown Landscapes is launching a fun competition for residents.

Called ‘Your Crawley’, the council is looking for local residents to capture something about the town centre that they love and enjoy, either in the past or present or what they hope to see in the future.

The competition is for all ages and abilities and entrants can send in drawings or photographs. Your artwork which can be sent in via;

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 19:45

The future looks bright for Employ Crawley

Crawley’s local employment support service is set to continue helping residents thanks to funding from the Department for Work and Pensions and two new team members.

Launched in 2017 by Crawley Borough Council in partnership with West Sussex County Council, Employ Crawley is a service aimed at using the experience and expertise of employment services, business and training providers to help residents take advantage of local employment and training opportunities.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 19:30

Brexit - information for businesses

Crawley Borough Council has gathered a range of current information available to help businesses navigate their way through the various stages and scenarios of Brexit.

The information includes help and guidance from the Government, British Chambers of Commerce, Sussex Chambers of Commerce, Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, the Growth Hub, HMRC, the Federation of Small Businesses and Grant Thornton.

Businesses can also submit Brexit views and feedback to the Government via the Coast to Capital LEP's survey.

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Monday, March 4, 2019 - 10:00

Queensway, The Pavement & Kingsate - Project Update 26 February 2019

What’s been happening?

Development of the area is progressing well, with the completion of vegetation clearance across the entire site.

Drainage and duct installation has taken place and installation of the new granite paving and lighting columns is currently underway along Queensway.

Work has also begun on The Pavement, with the removal of the phone kiosk, advertisement board and old paving. Access is still available in this area, however due to the works, in a reduced capacity.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 14:15

Employ Crawley Jobs Fair returns for a second year

The Employ Crawley jobs fair is back for another year, offering residents the chance to find out more about local vacancies and take part in workshops.

The event is open to all ages and takes place in Crawley Library from 10am until 3pm on 5 March.

Come along and meet with a wide range of local employers from various industries including retail, hospitality, driving, finance, and social care and airport services.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 17:15

Have your say on Crawley's Employment & Skills Programme 2019-2024

We published an Employment & Skills Plan in 2016 and since then, significant progress has been made. There have also been a number of related policy changes and partnership updates at a local, regional and national level and we need to ensure that our efforts are sufficiently aligned to this.

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Monday, February 18, 2019 - 15:00

Town centre report helps identify key opportunities for development

Key opportunities for development and economic growth within the borough have been identified thanks to a new report.

As part of the One Public Estate Partnership, Crawley Borough Council, with West Sussex County and Crawley College, commissioned the report to explore routes for development across six town centre sites which are currently under-utilised.

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Friday, February 8, 2019 - 14:00

Queensway works off to a successful start

Phase one of the regeneration of Queensway, The Pavement and Kingsgate is well underway.

Blakedown Landscapes, who built the award-winning Queens Square, started on site in January and have made swift progress, removing old street furniture, including benches and the lighting columns between Queens Square and The Pavement, along with the paving.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 16:15

Supermarket chain joins growing number of retailers in Town Centre

Iceland supermarket is the latest retailer to take up shop in Crawley’s Town Centre, bringing jobs and investment into the town.

Located on The Broadway in the unit previously occupied by Poundworld, the new store was officially opened on Tuesday by Councillor Peter Smith and Iceland Area Manager, Darren Austin, with residents and visitors soon making their way in, to pick up some supplies.

The addition of Iceland, follows a string of retailers moving into the town centre, including Peacocks who opened last November in Queens Square.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 16:00

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