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Crawley

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Borough of Crawley
Crawley
Shown within West Sussex
Geography
Status:Borough
Region:South East England
Admin. County:West Sussex
Area:
- Total
Ranked 308th
44.97 km²
Admin. HQ:Crawley
ONS code:45UE
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 218th
99,313
2,208 / km²
Ethnicity:88.5% White
8.3% S.Asian
1.1% Afro-Carib.
Politics
Crawley Borough Council
http://www.crawley.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Labour
MP:Laura Moffatt
Neighbourhoods of Crawley
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Crawley Neighbourhoods

  1. Langley Green
  2. Northgate
  3. Pound Hill
  4. Maidenbower
  5. Furnace Green
  6. Tilgate
  7. Broadfield
  8. Bewbush
  9. Ifield
  10. West Green
  11. Gossops Green
  12. Southgate
  13. Three Bridges

Template:GBmap Crawley is a town and local government district in West Sussex, England.

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Administration

The town is an unparished borough in the northern part of Sussex, bordering Surrey. The borough is bordered by the Sussex Local Authorities of Mid Sussex and Horsham Districts, and by the Surrey authorities of Mole Valley and Tandridge Districts, and the Borough of Reigate & Banstead. The town is a two-tier area, also coming under the remit of West Sussex County Council.

Development

The village of Crawley remained relatively undeveloped until the coming of the railway, in the mid 19th century, but had developed into a small-sized town of under 10,000 people by World War II, clustered around the the main London to Brighton road (now the A23). In 1947, it was designated as a New Town area under the New Towns Act of 1946. Its development then ballooned during the 1950s and 1960s, bringing it to a population of around 60,000. Since that time, the town has continued to grow, incorporating neigbouring settlements. During the boom of the 1980s the town boasted the lowest level of unemployment in the UK. It is now bypassed by the M23.

Structure

Crawley's 13 neighbourhoods are as follows:

Other areas within Crawley include:

Local attractions, culture, and facilities

  • The Hawth - a theatre offering a range of entertainment.
  • UGC Crawley - a megaplex cinema.
  • Tilgate Park - a large forest, with a rare breeds centre and many visitor facilities.
  • Leisure park - a large complex with Bowling, Cinema, restaurants, bars and a health club.
  • Broadfield Stadium - football stadium owned by Crawley Borough Council. Also the home of Crawley Town F.C., who pay rent to the council.
  • A Library.
  • Crawley College - A technology college in the town centre.
  • County Mall - A large covered shopping area, the main retail area of the town.

Famous residents

  • The Cure - formed in Crawley in 1976, members of the band went to St.Wilfrid's School.
  • Gareth Southgate - attended Hazelwick School

Transport links

A large influence on the town's development has been the nearby international airport, London Gatwick Airport, which is contained within the borough's boundaries. The airport is now the busiest single-runway airport in the world, and the sixth busiest overall. Crawley also has 3 railway stations; Crawley, Three Bridges, and Ifield. It is located on the southern end of the M23 motorway, near Pease Pottage Service station.

Fastway bus project

See main article: Crawley Fastway

A new guided bus public transport service linking parts of Crawley to Gatwick Airport.

See Also

Local Towns:

Elsewhere:

External links

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Administrative counties with multiple districts: Berkshire - Buckinghamshire - East Sussex - Hampshire - Kent - Oxfordshire - Surrey - West Sussex


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