Video: Town hall staff give town centre a colourful spruce-up

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Staff from the town hall spent the morning getting their hands dirty as they gave the town centre a colourful spruce-up.

The team braved the rain this morning (February 26) to fill the large planters in Queensway with spring bulbs and flowers.

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Crawley Borough Council also plans to string colourful bunting along Queensway and in Queens Square.

Cllr Peter Smith, Cabinet member for Planning and Economic Development, assisted by Crawley Borough Council’s Economic Development Team and gardeners from the High Quality Horticulture Team, brightened up the planters with spring flowers such as daffodils, crocuses and polyanthus supplied by Phil Fyfield, who runs the flower stall in Wednesday’s market, and donations from the council’s horticultural supplier Ferring Nurseries.

Cllr Smith said: “We’re doing this tidy-up to make an immediate and positive impact on the town centre ahead of the major regeneration work in Queens Square that will start next year.

“This is just one of several shorter-term improvements we are planning to give the town centre a lift and make it a better space for both our residents and businesses to enjoy.”

The planting comes ahead of Crawley’s Spring Fun event which will be held from 11am to 4pm on Sunday March 29 in Queens Square.

There will be craft activities including making colourful flowers to help decorate the bandstand as well as sessions will be suitable for children aged five plus.

Everything they make can be taken home afterwards.

There will also be music from SUSY Radio and dance performances throughout the day.