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New post office services in Broadfield, Crawley means residents don’t have to go into town centre

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The Post Office has been a widely debated topic in Crawley ever since it’s Boulevard closure and subsequent move into WHSmiths in The Mall.

But even once the move took place the debates continued as people argued about issues of access and parking to name just a couple.

With some local newsagents offering only limited post office services it has meant that Crawley residents were very limited in their choice of where they could go.

That is now changing as the full services available within WHSmith come to a Broadfield shop.

Broadfield Newsagent & Post Office will now be a complete alternative to all Crawley residents requiring the full services of the post office, services normally only found in the town centre location.

Whether it is paying bills, passport checking or vehicle tax, parcel drop off or cash withdrawal, foreign currency or document checking – everything you would expect to be able to do is coming to the local store.

What’s more, residents will not need to worry about paying for a car park or for having to contend with the town centre traffic. A large free car park in the relatively quiet Broadfield area means a quick trip really can be exactly that, ‘quick’.

The store is heavily involved in the community especially within Broadfield and works closely with the local police to raise safety levels in the area.

They have also won numerous awards including Top 100 independent retailer in the UK for 5 years in a row.

Broadfield Cllr Brian Quinn said:

“Very proud to have this first class facility in Broadfield with the bonus of having free parking which means easy access to the post-office for everybody.”

These extra services will be very welcomed by residents as the town works through the hardest crisis it and others across the country have had to face, and what better store to bring onboard these services, one that really does care about the people it serves.

To quote Mahatma Gandhi – part of a sign that is hung above the store tills at the newsagents itself:

‘A CUSTOMER IS THE MOST IMPORTANT VISITOR ON OUR PREMISES. MAHATMA GANDHI’

The shops opening hours are:
Monday to Saturday – 7am to 7pm
Sunday and public holidays – 7.30 to 4pm

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Looking for a job in Crawley? Then you must check out the council’s FREE employment support service

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Crawley Borough Council’s employment support service, Employ Crawley is here to help residents get back on their feet.

The pandemic has had a significant impact on a range of industries, resulting in a challenging few months of job losses, affecting Crawley residents of all ages.  

The Employ Crawley team is on hand to help local job seekers and residents who have recently faced redundancy or are at threat of redundancy. 

Residents can access a range of local job opportunities alongside information, advice and guidance during one-to-one appointments, receiving tailored assistance to support them on their journey into work.

The team can also connect local residents with our businesses partners, enabling them to benefit from the wide range of services that can be offered to support local skills and employability needs.

Cabinet member for Planning and Economic Development, Councillor Peter Smith, said:

“This has been an incredibly difficult year, with many of our residents experiencing redundancy or the threat of redundancy.

“I would like our residents to rest assured that our Employ Crawley team is here to support them and help get them back on their feet and I would encourage anyone in this position to get in touch with our friendly team.”

For more information, please contact Kam and Neil from the Employ Crawley Team by emailing employcrawley@crawley.gov.uk or calling Kam on 07814 903871 or Neil on 07909 730956.

For partnership and business enquiries please contact Ana Maria on 07805 804826 or emailing anamaria.maddock@crawley.gov.uk

For more information, visit investcrawley.co.uk/employment-and-skills

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