Crawley Borough Council recently awarded £600 to local voluntary group Friends of Goffs Park for equipment to be used at its community picnic event on Sunday 3 July.
The event will celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the 75th anniversary of Crawley New Town.
The award was part of Crawley Borough Council’s small grants fund which pays out small grants of between £50 and £2,500 to groups who aim to foster greater levels of community activity through their projects for Crawley residents and visitors to the borough.
Janet Roskilly, from the Friends of Goffs Park, said: “The Friends’ group previously obtained funding for a main dance stage before COVID-19 so we are really grateful for our support grant from Crawley Borough Council to enable us to recreate the New Town experience.”
Councillor Sue Mullins, Cabinet member for Public Protection and Community Engagement, commented: “We are delighted to be supporting the Friends of Goffs Park event, which will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the 75th anniversary of Crawley New Town.
“Goffs Park was the first public park in the New Town and the grant will help the Friends of Goffs Park continue to raise its profile as a valuable asset in our community.”
To find out further information about Goffs Park or grants, visit our dedicated web pages: crawley.gov.uk/goffspark and crawley.gov.uk/grants