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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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What to expect when Primark reopens in Crawley in two weeks

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Primark is working re-open their stores on the 15th june and the store has been working hard to ensure their employee and customer safety is their highest priority.

So what can customers expect to find implemented when they reopen?

Social distancing:

There will be a limit on the number of customers allowed in store at any one time to allow for the appropriate distance in between customers and employees, following government guidelines.

There will be clear signage and floor decals, as well as dedicated employees and additional security staff, to guide customers through the store in a way that limits contact with others.

Every second till will be closed to allow more space between customers and between employees.

The store will temporarily close off fitting rooms and customer toilets.

Personal protection for employees and customers:

Hand sanitiser stations will be made available at the entrance and on the shop floor and back of house for employee and customer use. Face masks and gloves will be made available to all Primark employees.

Perspex screens have been installed on tills to protect customers and employees.

Increased in-store cleaning:

The frequency and rigour of store cleaning will increase, particularly around high frequency touchpoints such as tills, escalators, lifts, and employee areas in back of house.

A basket cleaning system is also being introduced.

Primark CEO, Paul Marchant, said:

“As we re-open our stores in England, nothing matters more than the health and wellbeing of our colleagues and customers.

“We have really missed our customers and we are delighted to be back on 15 June and able to provide them with the quality, affordable products they love from Primark.

“We know that life for our customers is going to look different for a while. We want our stores to be safe and reassuring places to shop and work. While it might take a little longer to get into our stores, once inside, customers will find all their favourite Primark products and we have worked hard to make sure that clear signage and extra help will be there to guide them through the changes we have made to allow for social distancing.

“We will adopt all government safety advice as a minimum in our stores and have benefited from our experience in the other markets in Europe where we have already opened successfully. As we open, we will continue to look at best practice across the retail sector and amend our measures appropriately.

“I would like to thank all of our colleagues and partners for the commitment, strength and resilience they have shown through these challenging times.”

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