For the last five years, Crawley Borough Council has worked hard to show we can maintain services, despite cuts from Government. While West Sussex County Council provides less and less for more and more council tax, our local NHS has gone into financial Special Measures and Crawley’s Police can’t afford the officers they need to stop the rise of drugs and violence, we’ve proven there’s an alternative.
When I became Leader in 2014, I was determined to save Crawley’s services. By finding new sources of income we not only kept things like the weekly bin collection and grass cutting, but improved many of the town’s facilities. While doing so we’ve built hundreds affordable homes for local people, started to regenerate the Town Centre and worked to deliver better job opportunities for residents. The work is far from over, but we are determined as a council to go on delivering for Crawley.