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Employ Crawley recognised in National Partnership Award

A partnership of local employment support services, including Crawley Borough Council’s Employ Crawley, has been celebrated by the Employment Related Service Association (ERSA) at their annual National Employability Awards ceremony in London.



Nominated by the London Learning Consortium, the One Destination Partnership was shortlisted for the Partnership Award, recognising excellence as a delivery partner in the field of employment support.

The partnership was set up in conjunction with Gatwick Airport Limited, Employ Crawley, London Learning Consortium, Jobcentre Plus and Croydon Works, with the aim of assisting local residents into jobs at the airport.

Unfortunately the partnership did not win but the shortlisting was a valuable confirmation of their excellence as a delivery partner in the field of employment support.

Cabinet member for Planning and Economic Development, Councillor Peter Smith, said:

“I am delighted that the One Destination Partnership has been recognised nationally. Their shortlisting for the award is a great testament to the hard work and dedicated of all the partners in supporting local residents into training and employment.”

The next one Destination Employability course will be running in September. More information will be released nearer the time. Employ Crawley is a service for local residents looking for employment and training opportunities based at Crawley Library, Broadfield Library and Crawley Jobcentre. For more information, visit


Young man knocked unconscious and robbed in broad daylight in Memorial Gardens, Crawley

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed in Crawley Memorial Gardens.



At about 1pm on Sunday 21 July, the 26-year-old victim was walking through the Memorial Gardens when he was hit from behind to the side of his head with a solid object and fell to the ground, losing consciousness.

His mobile phone and wallet were stolen.

He was taken to hospital to be treated for a large lump to the side of his head and bruising to his eye and cheek.

Detective Constable Sam Jedrzejewska said;

“We would like to trace three men seen in the area at the time. One is described as black, in his early 20’s, 5’6”, with a short black afro and of skinny build, wearing a plain black t-shirt and Adidas tracksuit bottoms.

The second man was described as black, about 17 years old, 5’4 and skinny build, wearing a red head covering. The last man is described as black, around 19 years old and of skinny build.

“If you can help please contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 718 of 21/07.”

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