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Interested in volunteering? Citizens Advice Crawley is holding a free event for you

The team at Citizens Advice Crawley is holding a special event for people to find out about volunteering for the service, and the huge impact you could make to local people.



They are inviting people to meet volunteers and staff for a presentation, taking place at The Orchard, Brighton Road, on Thursday May 9th, at 10am. You will be able to find out what volunteering for Citizens Advice involves, all about training and support, and much more. You can even choose to be interviewed for a role after the presentation.

Volunteers and staff at Citizens Advice Crawley helped more than 3,200 local people from April 2017-March 2018. The advice and support they give to people – on issues such as benefits, including Universal Credit and disability benefits, debt, housing, employment and much more – is invaluable.

Kim Holborn, Volunteer Recruitment Team Leader, said:

‘Volunteering for us makes an enormous difference to local people and to the community. Our volunteers tell us that, as well as gaining skills and experience, it helps keep them mentally active, and enables them to make some wonderful new friends. We’re looking forward to meeting potential volunteers at our event and encourage anyone interested to come along and ask questions!’

The charity is asking people to register for the free event; please visit and click ‘volunteer’.


The Cowdray Arms is back!

The anticipated re-launch following a huge refit has finally completed and it looks amazing.



Only two weeks ago we did a story on how the Cowdray Arms had been bought and leased by new owners. You can read that story here.

Now after many weeks renovations, a new concept, a new Michelin Star chef and staff eager to show off their stunning venue it has finally opened.

We took a glimpse inside to share the wonderful new look and feel.

A brand new dining room with stunning fire place.
Spaces transformed to accommodate more guests.
A high class feel in a very relaxed atmosphere.
Beautiful touches of design incorporated throughout with lighting to match.
Maintaining the traditional feel of the pub.
Introducing a new range of gins for guests to try.
The traditional pub feel has not been lost.
Refreshed yet stylish design throughout.
The ‘iconic’ branding is back.

It is a fantastic transformation, but the venue is only one part for the new menu and with a Michelin Star chef overseeing the kitchen the class of cooking is way above any ‘pub chain’ across the town.

With an enlarged garden area now finished and even boutique rooms soon to be available, the Cowdray Arms is certainly back

You can find out more information by contacting the Cowdray Arms on 01444 811 280

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