Manor Royal BID launches Covid-19 Recovery Plan for the Business District
A Covid-19 Manor Royal Business District Recovery Plan has been published by the Manor Royal BID (Business Improvement District) outlining support for the areas recovery.
The plan will be used to organise the actions and decisions of the Manor Royal BID allowing it to feed in to the work of the town wide Crawley Economic Recovery Taskforce set up by Crawley Borough Council, of which the BID is a part.
From the short-term shock and initial response (Phase 1) through to the restart phase (Phase 2) and eventually, in the longer term, a planned return to growth (Phase 3), the Recovery Plan covers a range of objectives and actions to help Manor Royal recover from the worst economic downturn in a generation.
Trevor Williams, Chair of the Manor Royal BID, said;
"With the devastating effect of Covid-19 on the economy, our plan responds to the challenges we are facing and how the BID can ensure that Manor Royal Business District continues to be a place where businesses want to operate and invest. Our long term aspirations include, investment in transport infrastructure, renewable energy generation, better facilities, improved parking management, development of small workshop and Industrial units, an Innovation Hub and much more."
Councillor Peter Smith, Cabinet member for Economic Development at CBC said:
"I am delighted that Trevor Williams, Steve Sawyer and the Manor Royal BID have put a good recovery plan together so quickly and agreed to join our Town wide Crawley Economic Recovery Taskforce. Working together is the best way to help our residents and businesses to come out of the Covid-19 pandemic in a way that works for everyone and will deliver jobs and prosperity for our Town.'
Councillor Bob Lanzer, Cabinet Member for Economy and Corporate Resources at West Sussex County Council said;
"It is great to see the Manor Royal BID operating in such a forward-looking way by preparing a comprehensive recovery plan. This is an expression of confidence in the future, in our ability to work collectively to restore the Crawley economy and so benefit our residents and the wider West Sussex community".