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Additional CCTV approved for Manor Royal

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Funding for additional security cameras around Manor Royal Business District has been approved by the Safer Crawley Partnership in an effort to improve safety and security in the area.

The need for the extra cameras comes after the increase in ‘car cruising’ as well as other crime and antisocial behaviours over the past 18 months which is impacting on the smaller businesses in the area.

The additional cameras will help to supplement the initial Manor Royal Business District Security Camera Project which was installed by the Manor Royal BID and has been in place since September 2016.

With the Safer Crawley Partnership contributing £8,000 and the Manor Royal BID Company match funding the request, the project will be delivered in partnership with Sussex Police.

As Crawley’s main business and employment area, crime and anti-social behaviour can have a significant impact on the appeal of Manor Royal as a place to do business.

Through the BID, working in partnership with Sussex Police and Crawley Borough Council the project aims to combat these issues and improve the trading and working environment of Manor Royal.

Cabinet member for Community Engagement and Public Protection, Councillor Michael Jones, said:

“Manor Royal is the hub of Crawley’s economy and we want to make sure that current business owners feel safe and that their businesses are secure, as well as making the area more attractive to those looking to do business.”

Continuing this, Executive Director of the Manor Royal BID, Steve Sawyer said:

“Manor Royal is a safe place to do business but we can’t be complacent. Over the past few years we have put in place a number of measures and this investment from the Safer Crawley Partnership will allow us to provide enhanced security in those areas we know are more vulnerable.”

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  1. Kevin hall

    2nd January 2018 at 10:14 pm

    More security cameras, . How nice. We are the most spied upon nation in the world . Even Kim of north Korea would be impressed a man on the ground like police men on foot patrol is the way forward, to cover the blinds spots, which any criminal would find (sorry not criminal, must be political correct)a bad person.

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And the winner of Crawley’s Christmas Shop window is…

Henry Smith MP has visited Zoe’s Florist to congratulate them on being named the winner of his Festive Crawley Christmas Shop Window competition.

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Crawley’s MP presented the shop on Gales Drive in Three Bridges with a certificate congratulating them on their achievement.

The store, which sells special bouquets with stunning modern designs, as well as floristry for weddings and parties, sympathy and funeral flowers, and artificial displays, has a window display capturing the spirit of the festive season, inspired by the 2004 film ‘The Polar Express’.

Henry said;

“With so many brilliant entries, it was difficult to narrow them down to a winner and two runners-up in my Festive Crawley Christmas Shop Window competition.

“I’m grateful to all of the entrants for their hard work to help Crawley get into the Christmas spirit. With not long to go until the big day, there’s time to get those last-minute gifts for family and friends!

“I was delighted to go to Zoe’s Florist to congratulate Leanne and the team, and to thank them in person for all they’re doing to bring Christmas cheer to our town!”

Leanne Webb, Manageress of Zoe’s Florist, commented;

“It was a privilege to be offered the opportunity to enter Henry Smith MP’s ‘Festive Crawley Christmas Shop Window’ competition this year. I know that there are many stores around Crawley that put up some really fantastic decorations, so I was over the moon to hear that our store was to be picked as winner!

“Throughout the year we try to create window displays that have a special meaning and provoke thought in our customers and passers-by. I personally just love Christmas and this year we decided to go with the theme of ‘The Polar Express’ – a modern children’s classic that really embodies how special Christmas should be for children. I have found it wonderful seeing the local school children pass by the display, their faces full of excitement and wonderment.

“I want to thank Henry again for picking Zoe’s Florist as his ‘Festive Crawley Christmas Shop Window’ competition winner and I look forward to the prize of a personal tour around Parliament for myself and my staff.”

Shops right across Crawley were invited to take part in Henry Smith MP’s Festive Crawley Christmas Shop Window competition.

Runners-up were Chickidee in County Mall, which offers beautiful and affordable home interiors, giftware and stationery, and Bodyworks Day Spa on Church Walk in Crawley town centre, which provides spa treatments using organic, natural and ethically sourced products, a hair styling and colouring service, and a mobile service for bridal and big day preparation.

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