Local leisure centres in Crawley are set to reopen after being given the green light by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
K2 Crawley, Broadfield 3G Pitch and Pavilion and the Bewbush Centre, managed by sports and leisure operator Everyone Active in partnership with Crawley Borough Council, will reopen their doors on Wednesday 2 December following a month’s closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Government has confirmed all leisure centres across all tiers will be safe to reopen with strict operational measures in place.
However, local restrictions mean some activities are not available at some centres. Full information on how the tier system affects your local centre is available here.
Everyone Active has committed to keeping its customers safe and active, ensuring it will meet and exceed Government guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19 with the Everyone Active Pledge. Full detail on the operator’s pledge and safety measures can be found here.
While its 200 leisure centres across the country have been closed, Everyone Active has provided a comprehensive package of online workouts for people to use, along with live streamed classes across its social media pages.
Jon Hodgson, Everyone Active’s contract manager, said:
“We’re very much looking forward to reopening our centres and welcoming back the local community.
“After being closed for a month, this announcement from Government is the news the leisure industry has been eagerly awaiting.
“It is very important to give people the opportunity to resume activity and exercise in their leisure centre, particularly during the winter months, and this will go a long way to maintaining the good health of local communities.
“We would like to thank the 615,000 people across the country who signed the petition we supported to keep gyms open, which triggered a Parliamentary debate, and to acknowledge the impressive manner in which the leisure industry has pulled together.
“We would also like to thank Crawley Borough Council for their support, which has proved invaluable during this challenging year.
“Ensuring our colleagues and customers remain safe is our number one priority and we have carefully considered the strict measurements to ensure we adhere to the guidance.
“We will be contacting all customers directly over the coming days regarding the centres reopening. We look forward to welcoming everyone back and thank them for their patience.”
For further information on Everyone Active and its leisure centres, visit www.everyoneactive.com.
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.