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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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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.

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