Ice rink planned for Queens Square

Queens Square Crawley 22-08-17 . Pic Steve Robards SR1719609 SUS-170822-100858001
Queens Square Crawley 22-08-17 . Pic Steve Robards SR1719609 SUS-170822-100858001

A temporary ice rink is planned for Crawley’s Queens Square later this year.

Horsham Outdoor Events, which ran a similar operation just outside of Horsham last year, has submitted proposals to Crawley Borough Council.

The rink would be covered by a 15 by 24 metre marquee, which will allow the ice rink to be operational in all weathers.

The facility would open in mid-November this year and run until the first week of January 2018, from 10am-9pm seven days a week.

Crawley Borough Council, West Sussex County Council, and the Coast to Capital Local Economic Partnership are spending more than £3 million revitalising Queens Square.

Work is in its final stages.

Councillor Peter Lamb, leader of CBC, said: “For several years, residents have told us they want to see an ice rink in the town centre so we are working with an experienced operator to bring an ice rink to Queens Square, subject to planning permission, as part of our Christmas events programme.

“The ice rink is expected to attract significant footfall at a crucial time of year for our town centre businesses and will provide an opportunity for visitors to take part in a healthy physical activity.”

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