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Going…going…GONE! Crawley Council release fascinating time-lapse video of town halls demolition

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The last full council meeting was held. Staff were moved along the building so they could still work. Hoardings went up and large machinery was driven on site.

From a distance and from small gaps in the fencing you could see the slow but steady demolition of the Civic Hall and the first part of the town hall as it was taken down.

Now Crawley Council have released a time-lapse video showing this demolition taking place and it is really fascinating to watch:

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More Crawley jobs at risk at seven local hotels as Premier Inn owner to cut 6,000 jobs

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Crawley and Gatwick have seven Premier Inns, one of the highest number in such a small area anywhere in the country.

Now jobs at each of these sites is at a potential risk as Premier Inn owner Whitbread announced that plans that up to 6,000 jobs could be cut as they try to survive through the Coronavirus.

Whitbread said that it was in consultation with staff and was hopeful that a majority of the cuts would come from voluntary redundancy.

It added that they had taken the decision due to ‘subdued demand’ with some reports suggesting the company had lost three quarters (80%) of its sales in just the first half of the year when they were forced to close.

Whitbread also owns Brewers Fayre which has locations next to many of the Hotels, but it is not clear how many jobs may be at risk proportionally between the two brands.

With so many of their hotels in and around Crawley it is likely that many more jobs will be lost locally leading to more pressure on the local council to help those in financial need.

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