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It’s High St Saturday this weekend and Crawley’s MP wants you to join him supporting it

Henry Smith MP has encouraged people in Crawley to join him in showing their support for the high street by shopping locally for High Street Saturday on 16th March.

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High Street Saturday, a new campaign day, aims to celebrate the place of high streets at the heart of communities like Crawley and throughout the country. As part of the day, people are being encouraged to;

  • Pledge to shop locally on High Street Saturday
  • Share photos and messages online using #HighStreetSaturday
  • Encourage local councils to make good use of the Future High Street Fund, provided by the Government to make high streets and town centres fit for the future

Henry said;

“High streets like Crawley are instrumental in bringing people together – acting as a meeting place for friends and families and long supporting jobs for local people.

“As the retail market changes, I’m encouraging people across Crawley to join me on 16th March in pledging to shop locally to support the independent businesses we all know and love. 

“It’s right that action’s being taken to back our high streets through business rates support, help for high streets to modernise and working to transform empty shops into new homes.”

High streets have long been a place to bring communities together, a place for local people to access vital services and a place for businesses to thrive. With the Government recognising that it is becoming harder for businesses on high streets across the country to compete with out-of-town shopping centres and online retailers, action has been taken to;

  • Deliver over £10 billion of business rates support since 2016, including cutting small retailers’ bills by a third
  • Support community leaders with £675 million of funding to help modernise their high streets and town centres
  • Relax planning rules to support new homes on the high street, transforming them into community hubs where people work, live and shop

High Street Saturday is a chance for local people to come together to celebrate and support the high streets at the heart of their local communities.

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Furniture Village opens its doors in Crawley’s County Oak Retail Park

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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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