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Over 30 Crawley businesses sign up to half-price dining as Council encourages more to join

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More than 30 Crawley businesses have already signed up to offer half-price dining from Monday (3 August) as part of the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.

The scheme enables customers to get a 50 per cent discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink-in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner), every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 and 31 August, as many times as you like.

The purpose of the scheme is to encourage more people to visit their local pubs, cafes and restaurants to help boost the hospitality industry.

There are currently 34 cafes, pubs and restaurants in the town centre and Crawley’s neighbourhoods registered for the scheme – and this list is growing daily. For the full list visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-a-discount-with-the-eat-out-to-help-out-scheme

Please ensure you follow the Keep Crawley Safe guidance:

  • Maintain social distancing
  • Practise good hygiene – wash your hands or use hand sanitiser
  • If you have coronavirus symptoms don’t go out and book a test at https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

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

“This is a really great opportunity to support our businesses and help our local hospitality industry which has suffered due to the lockdown. It is a benefit for us as customers but also for the pubs, restaurants and cafes that we have missed.”

If you run a café, pub or restaurant, you can register for the scheme if your establishment:

  • Sells food for immediate consumption on the premises
  • Provides its own dining area or shares a dining area with another establishment for eat-in meals
  • Was registered as a food business with Crawley Borough Council on or before 7 July.

You can then claim the amount of discounts you’ve given to customers under the scheme from the government. For more information on how to register, visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/register-your-establishment-for-the-eat-out-to-help-out-scheme

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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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