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Has West Sussex County Council’s Chief Exec just supported the save Open House campaign?

Is West Sussex County Council split about the funding issue?



More drama this morning as Crawley Council Leader Peter Lamb has tweeted a screenshot that shows West Sussex County Councils Chief Executive Nathan Elvery liking a tweet about the campaign to save Open House.

The original tweet by Cllr Peter Lamb read:

This was then followed this morning by another tweet showing that the Chief Exec had liked it:

So has the Chief Exec just shown his public support to the campaign?  West Sussex County Council has been asked for clarification.

What is clear though is the huge amount of support the campaign is gaining with now over 6,500 thousand people having signed the petition at time of publication.

Only yesterday, the Crawley Council Leader made it clear that is the decision to drop the funding wasn’t reversed then the relationship between Crawley Council and WSCC was over.  Read that story here.



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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