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Government report says Crawley is amongst worst for education, employment & affordable housing to disadvantaged residents



A government report on social mobility has said that Crawley is one of the worst towns in the country “for offering good education, employment opportunities and affordable housing to their more disadvantaged residents.”

The fifth state of the nation report out today, 28th Nov, highlights an alarming “mobility postcode lottery” across Britain.

It goes on to say that the chances of someone from a disadvantaged background succeeding in life is bound to where they live.

The report also warns that Britain is in the grip of an ever-growing division and calls on more spending to parts of the country that most need it.  To highlight this even further it says that the North is £6 billion a year underfunded when compared to London.

Interestingly the report actually debunks the view that a north-south divide exists saying there are actually hotspots and coldspots all over the country with the worst performing areas for social mobility no longer in inner city areas but actually rural and coastal areas.

Crawley was listed as one of the most affluent areas alongside the Cotswold and West Berkshire that deliver worse outcomes for disadvantaged children than places which are much poorer.

Leader of Crawley Borough Council, Peter Lamb, was quick to respond:


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  1. Kevin hall

    28th November 2017 at 7:21 pm

    What is a disadvantaged resident, so what constitutes a disadvantage resident? And yes there is no industry in Crawley as they have all moved out. That is why its call a business park. Full of empty office block, car showrooms a few warehouses,
    Yet the labour controlled town council must have been well aware that this was happing.
    So what have they done? As they have controlled the town hall for years. But I must say. What ever happened to the signs that read. Crawley is a nuclear free zone as you came in to Crawley on it major road, that is were your tax payers money went on. ,

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Get ready, Krispy Kreme is coming to Crawley

Krispy Kreme is set to open a sweet new store at County Mall, Crawley – opening at 10am on the 25th June – you dough-not want to miss it!



The store, shaped just like the iconic doughnut dozen box, will open its ‘lid’ to customers in Crawley just in time for them to get their hands on the much-loved sweet treats this summer.

To celebrate the grand opening, Krispy Kreme has planned an opening day jam-packed with fun for Crawley’s doughnut fans. To kick off the festivities, the first, second and third in line will be rewarded with extra special prizes, and to put the glazing on top, the first dozen in line will also receive exclusive Krispy Kreme goodies! 

Krispy Kreme’s very own buzz-wire will also be at the store on opening morning, giving customers the chance to win freshly baked, tasty treats… if they have a steady hand!

Bringing a ‘hole’ new look to the Krispy Kreme retail experience, the all-new box store will give Krispy Kreme fans joy-filled moments every time they visit. There will be sixteen varieties of sweet treats on offer at  the County Mall, Crawley store, from the iconic Original Glazed, to the melt-in-the-mouth Lotus Caramelised Biscoff. There’s a freshly-made treat to suit every taste bud!

Craig Evans, UK new store openings manager at Krispy Kreme, said:

”We can’t wait to meet Krispy Kreme fans at our new store at County Mall, Crawley – we know fans have been calling for a store in the area for some time, so we’re really looking forward to opening day.

“We’re all about sharing the magic at Krispy Kreme, so to celebrate the opening we’ll be dishing out hundreds of complimentary doughnuts across the local area in the lead up to the opening…shoppers and doughnut lovers, keep your eyes peeled – we will see you there!”

The new store at County Mall, Crawley is the fifth Krispy Kreme store to open its doors in 2019.

Like us on Facebook ‘Krispy Kreme UK’, follow us onTwitter@krispykremeUK & Instagram ‘KrispyKremeUK’, for more news on the upcoming opening.

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