Crawley Moves to Tier 4 – Council Services Update

Send on behalf of Crawley Borough Council

With Crawley being placed under tier 4 restrictions from Boxing Day, several Crawley Borough Council buildings and services will close or operate differently.

The Town Hall, which is now closed for the Christmas and New Year holiday, will remain closed from Monday 4 January until further notice.

Despite this, our services will continue to operate and we will be providing additional services for our most vulnerable residents and distributing the latest round of grants to local businesses once we have received guidance from the government.

With the Town Hall closed, there are several ways to continue to access council services. Visit website crawley.gov.uk for service information and website my.crawley.gov.uk for access to rubbish and recycling updates for your home, your Council Tax account and our extensive library of forms.

To pay by debit or credit card you can do so online at website crawley.gov.uk/payments, over the phone by calling our automated payments line on phone 01293 438312 or at your bank.

The full list of changes is:

  • The Town Hall closed to the public at 4pm on Wednesday 23 December
  • K2 Crawley and the Broadfield 3G pitch will close at 4pm on Christmas Eve
  • The Bewbush Centre Gym will close at 2pm on Christmas Eve
  • Tilgate Nature Centre will close on Christmas Eve
  • Community centres will be closed and only open for pre-schools and crèches if schools are closed
  • The Hawth will close on Christmas Eve after the performances of the pantomime and A Christmas Carol. The pantomime has been filmed and will be available to watch on The Hawth’s website at website hawth.co.uk
  • The Employ Crawley Youth Hub will continue to operate with virtual appointments from 4 January. To arrange an appointment call phone 07814 903871 / 07909 730956 or email email employcrawley@crawley.gov.uk
  • All public toilets will close except the toilets next to the car park at Tilgate Park. All toilets will remain accessible to people with a Radar Key
  • Tennis courts and multi-use games area will only remain open for use with others within your household, support bubble, or with one person from another household

Waste, recycling and garden waste collections will continue, although these will be on different dates due to Christmas and New Year. To find your dates and to download your 2021 calendar visit website Collection Days

Pest control and housing repairs will continue as they have over the past few months. All council play areas and outdoor gyms will remain open although as resources for cleaning them are limited they are to be used at people’s own risk.

Applications for tier 4 business grants will open shortly. More details about how to apply will be published when the council receives guidance from the government.

Councillor Peter Lamb, Leader of Crawley Borough Council, said: “We all must do everything we can to help reduce transmission, the sooner we can get rates back under control the sooner we can return to normal, and that includes local authorities.

“While all council workers will continue to work hard for the town through this period, some facilities will have to close and the way we deliver others will have to change in order to help stop the pandemic spreading.”

For up-to-date information visit website crawley.gov.uk/coronavirus and follow Crawley Borough Council on Twitter and Facebook Facebook Crawley Council

Putting Communities First

Putting Communities First is a local grant programme that is open to bids from November 30th 2020 until 22 January 2021.


This is a 12 month programme to ensure that Crawley-based communities are supported to deliver services to support those communities identified as being most effected as a result of Covid-19.
Existing or new community groups are invited to submit bids of up to £5,000 aimed at supporting the health and wellbeing of their local community.

Full details and information on how to apply are available at
Facebook www.facebook.com/Putting-Communities-First-Crawley
website Putting-Communities-First-Crawley
email pcf20@crawley.gov.uk

If you have any questions or want to discuss an idea you have for a project please do not hesitate to get in touch

Crawley Borough Council – Press Release

PR 10635
07 August 2020

Have your say on walking and cycling plan for Crawley

Crawley Borough Council has published a draft long-term plan for a network of cycle routes in the town and wants to hear what you think.

During the pandemic we are all finding out how important walking and cycling is for personal and public health, mobility and in reducing traffic problems, but the council was working on a cycling and walking plan for the town long before Covid-19 struck.

Crawley’s Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) is now available at website www.crawley.gov.uk/consultation along with a short survey for you to share your thoughts.

The council has long been keen to develop its cycling infrastructure to a high standard for safe, practical cycling, to improve street space for walking and reduce car dependency.

The LCWIP is based on government guidance on how to analyse travel needs and determine the best routes and areas for improvement. Crawley’s plan was developed in partnership with West Sussex County Council.

The Crawley LCWIP cycle network comprises 16 routes with initial ideas for improvements and estimated costs. Each route will be subject to discussion and detailed design work involving residents and business when they are ready to be taken forward.

The LCWIP analyses the town centre for walkability and identifies improvements needed. Further work across the town’s neighbourhoods is to be undertaken, using LCWIP methods.

Councillor Gurinder Jhans, Cabinet member for Environmental Services and Sustainability, said: “The government has recently announced an increase in funding for cycling and funding will only be available for high quality schemes based on well-thought out infrastructure plans. The council is committed to ensuring that the town is ready for these opportunities.

“We want Crawley residents to take a key role in conversations on how we make our neighbourhoods truly walkable and safe for everyone to cycle. The LCWIP will help us in this process.

“We know walking and cycling has a number of benefits for mental and physical health, as well as for our environment. During lockdown, we’ve seen more people take up active travel which saw improvements in our air quality – a trend we’d all like to see continue. I’d like to encourage as many people as possible to take part in this consultation, so together we can make the town’s infrastructure safer, more accessible and more attractive to encourage more people to cycle and walk.”

To have your say visit website www.crawley.gov.uk/consultation before the closing date of Monday 14 September.

For more information email email cycling@crawley.gov.uk

Update on Grass Cutting

This message forwarded on behalf of Crawley Borough Council regarding work carried out by the Network Services Team.

Dear Crawley Resident

The Neighbourhood Services Team has been busy every day since the start of the pandemic. They team has taken care of essential maintenance work such as litter picking, dog and litter bin emptying, fly-tip removal, graffiti and responded to any urgent grounds maintenance requests. They have also been vital in supporting the council’s emergency response at the food distribution hub at K2 Crawley, delivered thousands of leaflets across the borough, assisted the council’s waste contractor, Biffa, with bulky collections and bin deliveries and assisted the Housing Cleansing Team. Other non-essential grounds maintenance work such as grass cutting was temporarily stopped to adhere to the Government’s guidelines (i.e. grass cutting was not essential work) and to support our emergency response efforts.

On Tuesday 26 May, the teams switched from their emergency response teams back into their Patch Teams so they can continue the essential maintenance work (listed above) and begin the unenviable task of tackling the two million square metres of neighbourhood grass cutting. The grass needs to be attended to now; if it grows any more our machinery won’t be able to cut it.

The teams are currently cutting in various neighbourhoods across the town. The work will take longer than normal due to the sheer volume of grass that needs cutting and the additional safety measures and different work methods that have been introduced to protect the staff and the residents they serve. The finished quality of cut will be below the normal standard for a while; the teams are doing the best job they can in very difficult circumstances, so we appreciate your understanding at this time.

There has been a fair number of positive comments on social media and emails into the council regarding the wildflowers in roadside verges. Whilst there is growing support for wildflower areas there is a larger contingent of residents who continue to request that verges are cut. We will hopefully continue our work next winter/spring season, expanding the number of wildflower areas in places where it is appropriate.


CORONAVIRUS – WASH YOUR HANDS MORE OFTEN FOR 20 SECONDS Use soap and water or a hand sanitiser when you: • Get home or into work • Blow your nose, sneeze or cough • Eat or handle food

Crawley Wellbeing

This message forwarded on behalf of Crawley Borough Council regarding Crawley Wellbeing and the services they are providing.

Dear Crawley Resident

Crawley Wellbeing, part of Crawley Borough Council, are a Health and Wellbeing provision that offers support and signposting to residents of Crawley. Throughout COVID-19, we are offering telephone and online support, with areas offered including: nutrition, weight management, alcohol, exercise, smoking cessation, low mood, sleep and general wellbeing.
If you feel you would benefit from any of our services and for more information please contact us.

Image To contact us please call us on 01293 585317/01293 585350 – we are not in the office at the moment but we can still answer the phones. If we do not answer, please do not leave a message but keep trying to reach us.
Image wellbeing@crawley.gov.uk – if you can’t get hold of us on the phone, please feel free to email and we will reply as soon as we can.
Image crawleywellbeing.org.uk – all our information will be on here and will be updated regularly.
Image facebook.com/crawleychange4life – we are planning some live posts to keep you active and engaged with your continued health and wellbeing. Please check regularly and leave your comments on how you think we are doing; we will react to new ideas where we can.

We realise that this is a really difficult time for everyone but we want you to know that we are here to support you. Please check our websites and our Facebook page and get in touch if you need us.
Kind regards

The Crawley Wellbeing Team

Kathryn Ripley
Community Development Manager
Crawley Borough Council

phone 01293 438633 / 07833 083700
website www.crawley.gov.uk
Facebook facebook.com/kathrynripley.communitydevelopment/


CORONAVIRUS – WASH YOUR HANDS MORE OFTEN FOR 20 SECONDS Use soap and water or a hand sanitiser when you: • Get home or into work • Blow your nose, sneeze or cough • Eat or handle food

Creative writing workshop for mums with young children

FREE creative writing workshop for mums with young children

With Anna Jefferson

On National Writing Day, a creative writing workshop aimed at mothers of young children. This is an opportunity to chat about the challenges and triumphs of motherhood with other women, using personal experiences as the springboard to writing creatively. The one-off workshop is aimed at writers of all abilities.

The session will be led by playwright and author Anna Jefferson. Anna has written for stage and screen since 2005. Having grown up in rural Lincolnshire, her work draws on her abiding love of northern England, its people and humour. Anna is founder and co-director of Broken Leg Theatre. She has written and toured five plays, having most recently co-written Three Generations of Women, which toured nationally to critical acclaim.

Her first novel, You Can Take Her Home Now, about the first year of parenting set against a backdrop of growing up in 90s Lincolnshire, is due for publication in in February 2020 with Orion. Anna’s second book is due for publication in later that year.

Date/Time: 26 June 2019 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Price: FREE – email email hello@newwritingsouth.com to reserve your place

Venue: 12-13 Queens Square, Crawley.

Lifeline Free 13 Week Trial

A message from Crawley Borough Council

We thought you would like to know that Crawley Borough Council can proudly say that it has been providing the Lifeline service for 30 years now, through the highs and lows of the economic cycle; it is good to have positive news to share with you.

Please see below our annual newsletter, please be aware that for a limited time you can receive the service for 13 weeks free of charge for any reason e.g. fear of crime, health concerns, safety issues.

We also like doing talks and having stalls at events, so if you are involved with an event and think it would be appropriate to have us along please get in touch email lifeline@crawley.gov.uk

Kind regards

Charlotte and Kristy

Charlotte Hassam and Kristy Ley
Lifeline Services Manager

Tel: phone 01293 438 487
Mob: phone 07792 218 055
website www.crawley.gov.uk/lifeline
Kristy – Mon-Wed 8.30am-5pm
Charlotte – Thu-Fri 8.30am – 5pm

Crawley Borough Council
Town Hall
The Boulevard
Crawley
RH10 1UZ
website www.crawley.gov.uk

Volunteer gardeners needed

A message from Crawley Borough Council

Volunteer gardeners needed

Can you spare a few hours a week to keep Crawley Hospital looking bright and friendly?

We are looking for willing volunteers who can help to maintain the window boxes and the ‘Jim Smith Memorial Garden’.

Tasks will include:

  • Watering
  • Sweeping
  • Weeding
  • Tidying
  • Planting

People who are ill can greatly benefit from positive and natural surroundings as well as the wellbeing of staff, carers, family and friends.

If you think you would be interested then please contact:
email lmarginson@aol.com
phone 01293 438444
website www.crawley.gov.uk/dfc

Crawley Borough Council
Town Hall
The Boulevard
Crawley
RH10 1UZ
phone 01293 438444
email claire.stark@crawley.gov.uk
website www.crawley.gov.uk

Collective Energy Switching

A message from Crawley Borough Council

Collective Energy Switch scheme
The Council and iChoosr are celebrating their third anniversary offering residents a hassle free way to switch and save without the need to understand or compare fuel tariffs. With your help, we have encouraged over three thousand residents to switch, helping reduce fuel poverty in Crawley. But there are plenty more to convince and it is those households that would benefit the most.

Help us to spread the word by the 13th February
If you use Facebook please simply click on our Facebook Facebook post and click share. The more people that register the better the offer!
Or share this link to our webpage: website Crawley Borough Council Collective Energy Switching

Free home energy visits and over the phone advice
The council also provides energy advice including information about grants and offers free home energy visits. If you know of anyone who would benefit from this service please encourage them to contact me on phone 01293 438444. More details can be found at website www.crawley.gov.uk/energy

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind regards

Claire Stark
Sustainability Officer
Sustainability Team
Crawley Borough Council
Town Hall
The Boulevard
Crawley
RH10 1UZ
phone 01293 438444
email claire.stark@crawley.gov.uk
website www.crawley.gov.uk

Crawley – The BIG Seven-0

Crawley
BIG Seven-0 Festival

Celebrating the New Town’s 70th birthday
Saturday 25th November 2017

Winter Carnival Parade
1.30pm to 2.30pm
a colourful carnival parade, featuring local artists, bands and
community groups, starting from queensway to the broadway
then the historic high street before finishing in memorial gardens.

music, dance and food festival
memorial gardens 1.30pm to 5.45pm
a stage programme reflecting the diversity of crawley,
headlined by world-renowned ed sheeran tribute act jack shepherd.

lights and fireworks finale
memorial gardens 5.45pm to 6.15pm
magical lighting and a firework display in memorial gardens
bring the celebrations to an exciting end.

for further information please contact:

Cohesion Plus phone01474 369329
Same Sky phone01273 571106
Crawley Borough Council phone01293 438156
website www.crawleybigseven0.co.uk