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Over £500 in fines for fly tippers in Crawley as council clamps down on offenders

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Two fly-tippers have been fined a total of £520 after rubbish was dumped in Crawley.

In July 2019, dumped trade waste from an address in London was discovered at Buchan Park Kennels on Crawley Borough Council land.

The contents of the fly-tip led the council’s Fraud and Investigations Team to uncover where the rubbish had come from – and who had been paid to remove it.

Although it couldn’t be proved who had dumped the rubbish, the man who collected the rubbish had neither a waste transfer note nor certification of his licence to transport waste. These are offences under the Environmental protection Act 1990 and the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989.

When traced in April 2021, he agreed to pay two Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) totalling £400 as an alternative to prosecution.

In September 2020, a man driving a silver Ford Transit was seen to dump various rubbish behind Langley Green Parade including a TV, suitcase, sofa plus black bags and a large cardboard box of household waste.

CCTV from nearby premises recorded the fly-tipping taking place – an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The man was issued with a £120 FPN.

Councillor Gurinder Jhans, Cabinet member for Environmental Services and Sustainability, said:

“These fines show that we take fly-tipping seriously; officers will investigate thoroughly to find out where the dumped material has come from and who has dumped it.”

To report fly-tipping visit crawley.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/street-care/street-care-issues

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Watch amazing time lapse as new Town Hall comes to life in Crawley

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A time lapse video of the new Town Hall has been released by Crawley Borough Council, condensing 10 months of construction into just 100 seconds.

The video, which can be viewed here, shows the empty site transformed into a striking nine-storey building. Crawley Borough Council will occupy the bottom 3.5 floors and rent out commercial space on the upper floors.

The name of the commercial space will be The Create Building. The available floor space is between 14,000 sq ft and 77,000 sq ft and Crawley-based SHW are marketing this on behalf of the council. For more information visit shw.co.uk/crawley

The landmark building, which is expected to be ready for occupation in February 2022, is part of a wider regeneration scheme at the eastern end of The Boulevard in Crawley town centre.

The scheme also includes 273 flats (of which 109 will be affordable), a new public square, public realm improvements, ground floor commercial space for a restaurant/café and district energy centre. It is a joint development between Crawley Borough Council and Westrock.

The entire redevelopment is transforming a major town centre opportunity site. The new Town Hall will:

  • Secure the council’s finances through the ability to generate new revenue from commercial office tenants whilst achieving significant savings on the council’s current running costs
  • Provide a better, fit-for-purpose building for customers, staff and councillors
  • Contribute to achieving the council’s wider ambitions around affordable housing, post-Covid economic recovery, and tackling climate change.

Councillor Peter Lamb, Leader of Crawley Borough Council, said: “We are facing enormous challenges as a town: financial, as we are forced to keep doing more with less; social, as we struggle with a housing crisis decades in the making; and environmental, as we need to move quickly to zero-carbon to avoid climate catastrophe. The redevelopment of the Town Hall site is a vital part of Crawley’s efforts to meet all three challenges.” For more information visit investcrawley.co.uk/town-hall

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