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Manor Royal gets new pavements



Pavements in Manor Royal Business District are set for significant resurfacing works thanks to additional investment from West Sussex County Council in connection with the Crawley Growth Programme.

Over the next few weeks, footpaths along Manor Royal, Fleming Way, Kelvin Way, Newton Road, Priestley Way and Rutherford Way will be improved by replacing old flagstone paving with new tarmac to support walking and cycling.

The works are supported by the recently announced £60m Crawley Growth Programme to unlock new jobs and employment space, which has benefited from a £14.6m contribution from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership. As well as being a boost for businesses and the local economy the Crawley Growth Programme is designed to provide transport infrastructure and highways upgrades and new homes.

The news was welcomed by the Manor Royal BID, which commissioned an area-wide audit of roads and pavements last year to identify those areas most in need of improvement.  “We are delighted with this news, which is essential to the continued success of Manor Royal” said Keith Pordum, Vice-Chairman of the Manor Royal BID and MD of Bon Appetit Ltd.  “West Sussex County Council has responded very positively to our concerns about the condition of roads and pavements and this is further evidence of the importance they attach to growing the economy here.”

Stephen Hillier, West Sussex County Council Lead Cabinet Member for the Crawley District Deal, said: “This is just one project in what is a major long-term investment in the Crawley area.  We’re pleased to be able to confirm this work in Manor Royal as we know this is an important issue for businesses and local residents alike.”

Councillor Peter Smith, Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development at Crawley Borough Council, said: “I’m thrilled that these pavement resurfacing works are taking place in Manor Royal. The continued success of Manor Royal is critical to Crawley and improvements to the area will help to maintain Manor Royal as the place to do business, resulting in more prosperity which benefits Crawley as a whole.”

County Council contractors are set to begin work this month (December) with completion in the first part of 2018. More details of the planned works will be published on the Manor Royal website at

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  1. Kevin hall

    15th December 2017 at 10:34 am

    That nice of them to do this much needed work, as I walk around manor royal with my dogs, , but I do hope its not the same company that layed, the tarmac in Latimer close in the summer . As they layed the tarmac on top of ? Well just dirt.

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The Harry Potter Shop™ lands at Gatwick North Terminal

London Gatwick has welcomed The Harry Potter Shop™ to its North Terminal.



As the UK enjoys the release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the new 614 sq ft store offers a fantastic selection of items from across the Wizarding World.

From gifts to clothing, souvenirs to collectibles, Gatwick’s latest addition will offer a unique experience for the airport’s global passenger mix. Over 46 million passengers travel through Gatwick each year, with the airport offering connections to over 220 destinations, including more than 60 long-haul routes.

Tyler Miles, 10, visits The Harry Potter Shop before heading off on holiday from Gatwick.

Amongst the great winter gifts that can be purchased are Harry Potter Christmas jumpers and a winter accessories set including hat, scarf and gloves. Wizarding World fans can even bag a personalised Hogwarts acceptance letter, mystery flying Snitch or – the ultimate must-have for any aspiring wizard or witch – their favourite character’s wand.

Jonathan Sands of The Harry Potter Shop™ said:

“We are so proud to open the newest of our official Harry Potter Shops at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal. Our aim is to create a unique shopping experience, offering the best of what the Wizarding World has to offer.”

Rachel Bulford, Head of Retail, London Gatwick said:

“I am thrilled to welcome such a popular and iconic brand to Gatwick. The Harry Potter Shop™ is a fantastic addition to the retailers at Gatwick as we continue to focus on providing great choice and value for our passengers through our mix of shops and restaurants.”

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