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Massive Investment brings boost to Crawley



Crawley Labour council cabinet members have welcomed 14.6 million pounds of Local Growth Funding from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership.

The council has been working with partners at West Sussex County Council for the last three years to secure this grant funding from the C2CLEP. The approval by the LEP board represents a vote of confidence in the Crawley Growth package developed by Crawley Borough Council in conjunction with WSCC and business leaders from Manor Royal Business District and forms part of a total public and private investment package of 60m pounds in Crawley’s future.

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The funding will help to deliver infrastructure designed to support more homes, jobs and economic growth in Crawley. Schemes include delivery of several major initiatives:

· additional high quality office space in Crawley Town centre

· improvements to the streets and public areas in Queensway, Station Way, College Way and the Boulevard

· improved sustainable transport links between Gatwick, Three Bridges and Crawley stations and Manor Royal

· new forecourt for Three Bridges station

The programme is expected to unlock a total of 250 million pounds of investment when additional private sector investment is added in and will begin delivery immediately taking several years to complete. This ambitious investment supports our other key policy initiatives to deliver improved job prospects, better training and more opportunities for Crawley residents.

Council Leader Peter Lamb said:

“This vote of confidence in Crawley by public and private investors is very welcome, regenerating our Town Centre, enabling us to provide more affordable housing for Crawley residents and ensuring we have more and better jobs for local people for years to come.”

Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development at Crawley Borough Councillor Peter Smith said:

“This grant is the culmination of much hard work over the last three years and will help to secure Crawley’s continued growth in the future. By working to improve our environment and together with our Crawley businesses we will see more and better opportunities coming forward for our Crawley residents as a direct result. This is thanks to Crawley Labour council’s determination to deliver for Crawley!”

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Get ready, Krispy Kreme is coming to Crawley

Krispy Kreme is set to open a sweet new store at County Mall, Crawley – opening at 10am on the 25th June – you dough-not want to miss it!



The store, shaped just like the iconic doughnut dozen box, will open its ‘lid’ to customers in Crawley just in time for them to get their hands on the much-loved sweet treats this summer.

To celebrate the grand opening, Krispy Kreme has planned an opening day jam-packed with fun for Crawley’s doughnut fans. To kick off the festivities, the first, second and third in line will be rewarded with extra special prizes, and to put the glazing on top, the first dozen in line will also receive exclusive Krispy Kreme goodies! 

Krispy Kreme’s very own buzz-wire will also be at the store on opening morning, giving customers the chance to win freshly baked, tasty treats… if they have a steady hand!

Bringing a ‘hole’ new look to the Krispy Kreme retail experience, the all-new box store will give Krispy Kreme fans joy-filled moments every time they visit. There will be sixteen varieties of sweet treats on offer at  the County Mall, Crawley store, from the iconic Original Glazed, to the melt-in-the-mouth Lotus Caramelised Biscoff. There’s a freshly-made treat to suit every taste bud!

Craig Evans, UK new store openings manager at Krispy Kreme, said:

”We can’t wait to meet Krispy Kreme fans at our new store at County Mall, Crawley – we know fans have been calling for a store in the area for some time, so we’re really looking forward to opening day.

“We’re all about sharing the magic at Krispy Kreme, so to celebrate the opening we’ll be dishing out hundreds of complimentary doughnuts across the local area in the lead up to the opening…shoppers and doughnut lovers, keep your eyes peeled – we will see you there!”

The new store at County Mall, Crawley is the fifth Krispy Kreme store to open its doors in 2019.

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