UWA Sport 35 Stirling Hwy 08 6488 2286. This traffic started to serve Gatwick when the airport began to grow, however. Thames Water is responsible for all waste water and sewerage provision. Crawley belongs to West Sussex County. [216], The town is served by the London regional versions of BBC and ITV television from the Crystal Palace or Reigate transmitters—although some terrestrial aerials in the town may pick up BBC South and ITV Meridian signals from the Midhurst transmitter.[217]. Airliner crashes on approach to Gatwick Airport 1969", Review of non-Metropolitan counties: County of West Sussex and its Boundary with Surrey, Local Government Boundary Commission for England, Civil Aircraft Accident Report No. [182] Three other local teams play in the Sussex County Football League: Three Bridges F.C., Oakwood F.C. Crawley lies within the Sussex Weald, an area of highly variable terrain, so that many microclimates of frost hollows, sun traps and windswept hilltops will be encountered over a short distance. [13] Goffs Park in Southgate covers 50 acres (20 ha), and has lakes, boating ponds, a model railway and many other features. [68] The maximum temperature was 25.1C (77.2F) or higher on 15.9 days of the year[69] on average (1971-00) and the warmest day will typically rise to 29.4C (84.9F). [26] In 1898 more than 700 people were employed at the site. [172] It provides local services between the neighbourhoods and town centre, and longer-distance routes to Horsham, Redhill, Tunbridge Wells, Worthing and Brighton. The motto featured is I Grow and I Rejoice—a translation of a phrase from the Epistulae of Seneca the Younger. The Memorial Gardens, on the eastern side of Queen's Square, feature art displays, children's play areas and lawns, and a plaque commemorating those who died in two Second World War bombing incidents in 1943 and 1944. The town contains 14 residential neighbourhoods radiating out from the core of the old market town, and separated by main roads and railway lines. In the 1960s and 1970s, large branches of Tesco, Sainsbury's and Marks & Spencer were opened (the Tesco superstore was the largest in Britain at the time). These cover east Surrey (including Redhill, Reigate, Betchworth, Dorking, Lingfield, Horley, Oxted and Godstone) and northeastern West Sussex (including Crawley, Gatwick, Haywards Heath, Billingshurst, East Grinstead, Burgess Hill, Horsham and Pulborough) plus small parts of northwestern East Sussex (including Forest Row). [80] The five-storey Overline House above the railway station, completed in 1968, is used by Crawley's NHS primary care trust and various other companies. info)) is a large town and borough in West Sussex, England. The area was joined to the railway network in the mid-19th century; and since the creation of the new town, there have been major road upgrades (including a motorway link), a guided bus transit system and the establishment of an airport which has become one of Britain's largest and busiest. Crawley Postcode (WA) Crawley's postcode is 6009. This was a private concern until the Second World War when it was claimed by the Royal Air Force. Area code(s) of Crawley is 01293. It is said to have 13th-century origins,[20] but there has been much rebuilding (especially in the 19th century) and the oldest part remaining is the south wall of the nave, which is believed to be 14th century. Snowfall is often heavier in the Sussex Weald than in many other low-lying parts of central and southern England due to the proximity of moisture-laden southerly tracking low-pressure systems bringing easterly winds and snow to areas from South London southwards. [167], The urban area of Crawley is served by a total of three rail stations including Ifield railway station. It ran through Three Bridges, which was then a small village east of Crawley, and a station was built to serve it. [210] The college also provides higher education courses in partnership with the universities at Chichester and Sussex. Crawley belongs to West Sussex County. Stone Age and Bronze Age remains discovered in the area are on display, as well as more recent artefacts including parts of Vine Cottage, an old timber-framed building on the High Street which was once home to former Punch editor Mark Lemon and which was demolished when the ASDA development was built. It was bypassed by a new dual carriageway in 1938[164] (which forms the A23's current route through the town), and then later to the east side of the town by the M23 motorway, which was opened in 1975. Typically the coldest night at Gatwick will fall to −8.9C (16.0F). [211], Crawley has three local newspapers, of which two have a long history in the area. [60] The highest point in the borough is 486 feet (148 m) above sea level. Supporters, of an eagle and a winged lion, relate to the significance of the airport to the locality. [96], Approximately 64.5% of the population is aged below 45, compared to 55% of the population of West Sussex. [38], In 1999, plans were announced to develop the 14th neighbourhood on land at Tinsley Green to the northeast of the town; this was given the go ahead in 2011 and is officially the town's 14th neighbourhood, named Forge Wood after the ancient woodland that is enclosed within the development.