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Crawley car park wins safety award



Orchard Street multi-storey car park has been awarded the Park Mark from the British Parking Association.

The distinctive Park Mark signage is beneficial to drivers when they are looking for a safe place to park their car confidently. Park Mark helps you tell the difference.

To achieve the award, the car park undergoes a rigorous assessment by specially trained police assessors to ensure the high standard of the car park. Now Orchard Street has received this award, they have regular management practices and security measures assessed to actively reduce crime. Park Mark car parks look safer, feel safer and they are safer!

Orchard Street car park is secure, with high-quality CCTV and Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology (ANPR) installed as well as regular Civil Enforcement Officer patrols. Not only is the car park secure, they work hard to protect the environment by using refurbished, low-energy lighting.

The car park is now open 24 hours, so if you need to leave your car in a safe place for the evening, Orchard Street is in the perfect location. It also provides easy access to Crawley Station, Crawley Hospital and the town centre.

Season tickets are available for residents and businesses with little or no parking facilities and for those working in the town centre. Disabled parking is free with a blue badge.

Councillor Gurinder Jhans said:

“Orchard Street Car Park being awarded the Park Mark is a vote of confidence that shows it is a safe and stress-free place for people to park their vehicles.

“Whatever reason you are visiting the town centre, you can rest assure that this is a car park that can be trusted.”

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Furniture Village opens its doors in Crawley’s County Oak Retail Park



Crawley welcomes Furniture Village who will open a brand-new store in County Oak retail park this Boxing Day.

The new location offers a Carpetright concession, providing a one-stop-shop for customers looking to update their homes.

Visitors to the new Furniture Village store will be invited to create their ‘home in one’, by exploring collections for every room of the house, from sofas to beds to dining.

Charlie Harrison, Commercial Director at Furniture Village, comments:

“With much of the UK under lockdown, I’m delighted we’ve been able to open our new store in Crawley. County Oak is a fantastic shopping destination and the ideal choice for Furniture Village.

“It’s been a challenging year for everyone, but I am incredibly proud of the Furniture Village team which continues to offer industry-leading quality, choice and service. As well as Family Retailer of the Year, we’ve also been awarded National Bed Retailer of the Year so I’m particularly looking forward to welcoming customers to our new bed department.”

The store will see a team of 11 expert sales consultants offering valuable insights and advice to customers, all made possible thanks to enhanced Covid-19 safety measures.

These include temperature checks, PPE for all staff and hand sanitisation stations, along with an appointment booking system which can be accessed via the website.

Charlie Harrison, Commercial Director at Furniture Village, adds:

“Customer safety is still, and will continue to be, a priority for us. The feedback from all of our existing stores continues to be overwhelmingly positive, with the appointment booking system providing reassurance and exceptional service for customers.”

The store will open at 9am on Saturday 26th December 2020. Opening offers include Sale discounts of up to 50% plus an additional £50 off every £500 spent.

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