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Five Stars for Clean Crawley

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Five Stars for Clean Crawley

The town has bagged five stars for its clean streets following an anonymous inspection last year from Clean Britain Award judges.

The 2010/11 rating means Crawley is one of just 22 towns and cities in the country to receive five stars.

Organised by the British Cleaning Council and the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management, the Clean Britain award reflects Crawley Borough Council’s hard work to make the town a clean, green and healthy place to live.

Councillor Keith Blake, Cabinet member for Environment said: “I’m very pleased to see how well Crawley performed in our first venture into the Clean Britain Awards. It demonstrates how much effort has gone into fulfilling our pledge of a greener, cleaner Crawley.

“It is due to the hard work and diligence of our Amenity Services street cleaning team, the Community Wardens for litter enforcement, and for Crawley residents in reducing litter on the streets.”

During their anonymous visit last October, Clean Britain judges were out to spot how the town measured up to criteria like litter, fly tipping, waste bin management, cigarette butts, chewing gum, dog fouling, cleanliness of signage and street furniture (benches etc), graffiti and tidy hedgerows on pedestrian routes.

The assessor visited parts of the town including Memorial Gardens, the station, Langley Green, Broadfield, Manor Royal and Southgate.



Crawley success in social enterprise awards

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Crawley success in social enterprise awards

The Crawley Foyer has been announced as the winner of the 2010 Social Enterprise Innovation Award.

It means they’ve won £4,000 to develop their business idea of creating T-shirts to sell.

Run by the West Sussex Social Enterprise Network together with West Sussex County Council, the award supports social enterprises and encourages them to submit proposals for innovative ideas for products or services with economic, social or environmental benefits.

Crawley Foyer will use the money to develop their idea of creating a social enterprise producing T-shirts to sell and to mark special events and to a customer’s specific design.

The idea was developed by young people at Crawley Foyer. Developing the social enterprise will help homeless young people to learn the skills and expertise of setting up and running their own business.

County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Economy Deborah Urquhart said: “It was very difficult deciding on a winner for the award this year as the standard of entrants was so high.

“The panel all agreed the Crawley Foyer had an excellent proposal. The idea for their T-shirt business was developed by young people who will be involved in its delivery. Building the business will help these young people develop skills and gain experience for the future, and I wish the initiative every success.”

Simon Colquhoun, Foyer Manager, said: “It’s fantastic that the business ideas and initiatives of the Crawley Foyer young people have been recognised through this award. The prize and support will give our young people the opportunity to develop their own business venture; through this learning key skills and knowledge. We hope this project will provide inspiration for the young people to further their careers and personal development.”

There will be an official ceremony later this year to present the Crawley Foyer with their award.

For further information on the West Sussex Social Enterprise Network visit the website at