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Local artists wanted for Manor Royal Business district Arts & Heritage project



Manor Royal Business District (MRBD) are leading an exciting public arts and heritage trail project, which seeks to deliver a scheme to create place distinctiveness through exemplar art and design, and to increase the sense of connectivity between places and community.

The intention is to create a well-connected series of 8 micro-parks that will be educational, inspirational, and celebrate Manor Royal’s community and heritage.

Local artists are being encouraged to creatively engage and connect with the Manor Royal business and wider community to help interpret the story and history of Manor Royal, it’s people and businesses, to create a sense of local ownership and positive identity for the area that is complementary to the landscape.

The 8 micro-park planned locations are across the Manor Royal Business District, varying in size and shape and therefore attract different budgets which respond accordingly.

Although each site will be treated as an individual space, each will be designed and considered to be one part of the overall scheme, so will have continuity and congruence with each of the other locations and interventions.

Art work must be sustainable, robust and require low, or no maintenance and artists are able to apply for one or more of the sites.

Brief descriptions of each site and their respective budgets are listed at  Interested and experienced artists are invited to return tenders to: by 5pm, Friday 20 March 2020


Prezzo reopens today in Crawley as chain begins reopening restaurants



Fans of Prezzo in Crawley will be excited to hear that the restaurant is opening today, 9th July.

To celebrate their doors being open again, diners will be able to enjoy some new additions to the menu; a new calamari recipe, fournew pizzas (including veggie and vegan options), a new chicken burger, plus new cocktails and coolers!

And……after performing well in their test restaurants at the start of this year, they’re also introducing their Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese (also available with gluten free pasta).

There are savings to be had as well with the Summer Set Menu. Costing just £15 for two courses, and £19 for three courses.

Initially the chain is only opening 35 of their 180 restaurants of which Crawley is one of the first and they say they are bringing in new initiatives to make sure customers are safe including:

·      All menus will now be disposable to ensure no contamination

·       Digital ordering from a smartphone or tablet using the QR code displayed on each table (customers can still order with of their team if they’d prefer)

·       Standard social distancing markers, hand sanitiser units, and posters with Public Health England advice throughout the restaurants

·      The restaurants are now cashless. Customers can settle their bill using Apple Pay or Android Pay, contactless or Chip and PIN

“We can’t wait to welcome back our much-missed customers to our Crawley restaurant.” said Karen Jones, Executive Chair. 

“Our sole focus is to blend safe and healthy working practices with proper hospitality to give our people confidence and our customers a wonderful, enjoyable return to Prezzo.  Roll on 9th July!”

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