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‘Devastating’ Crawley’s Hollywood Bowl reaction to Government U-turn on reopening



They were just one day away from opening, but following the latest decision by the Government everything has changed.

Now the news has thrown turmoil across the country as bowling alleys and other indoor venues are being forced to wait another two weeks.

In a statement Stephen Burns, Chief Executive of Hollywood Bowl Group:

“This is incredibly disappointing and unexpected. There is absolutely no scientific evidence to suggest that bowling is less safe than other activities which have been allowed to reopen and remain open.

We have taken every possible precaution to make sure our customers can socially distance in our spacious centres with extensive hygiene protocols in place.

To hear this news at the last minute is devastating for our team members and customers looking forward to returning.” 

Across town the announcement also caused some confusion for those wanting to visit K2 Crawley, thinking it was now closing. Everyone Active were happily able to rectify the confusion by confirming they are not closing and are open for business.


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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