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Metrobus offers Crawley families discount on back to school child tickets

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Metrobus is offering families 5% off back to school child tickets on a key card or mobile app if they buy them before Sunday 23 August and avoid the last minute rush.  

The bus company’s free child key card offers access to great deals for young people aged between 5 and 16. With this card, you can load tickets straight on to the key card online, use it to accompany child mobile tickets on the app, or to pay a reduced cash fare from the driver. 

To get the discount, all you need is to do is to quote the code ‘BACK2SCHOOL’ online, on our mobile app or in store. If you have more than one child, they all get the discount.  

Metrobus’ Managing Director Martin Harris said:

“Get in early and get your first child key card. It is vital so that we can avoid the queues and delays that social distancing will cause due to reduced capacity at our travel shops. That is why we created an added incentive.  

“We know parents and carers have a lot to think about before their children go back to school, rushing around buying school uniform, lunchboxes and school shoes. I hope this goes some way to helping out families before the school term starts.” 

To get your child’s first key card, pop into Crawley or Redhill travel shop with proof of date of birth. Our colleagues can take your child’s photograph – or bring a passport photo – and we will process your card on the spot.  

If your child already has a key card, the bus company is encouraging parents/guardians to top it up online and avoid long queues where travel shops are at reduced capacity. 

For more information, click here. 

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K2 Crawley and other local leisure centres to reopen next week

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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.

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