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Peter Lamb: “Employ Crawley” is here



In his article this week, Crawley Council Leader Peter Lamb talks about the new initiative “Employ Crawley”.

Delivering better life chances, for people of all ages, is the core of
my work as a Labour council leader.

Since becoming Leader, I have sought to achieve this through focusing
the council’s efforts on the three things which have the greatest
impact upon people’s life chances: jobs, housing and community. Of
these things, the area the council has the least control over is
employment, yet nothing has so great impact an upon people’s life

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While Crawley has historically been blessed with low unemployment, we
have the second highest jobs density in the country outside London,
over the years much of the skilled employment in light industry has
been replaced with lesser skilled and consequently lower paid roles.
Well-paid work does still exist in the town, but far too many of these
positions are currently taken up by those commuting into the area
rather than residents and the growth of internet shopping and
automation means the jobs currently employing Crawley workers are
increasingly at risk.

Our goal is to not only help people into work but to access better
careers, whether it’s a first job or a last. That’s why we
restructured the council to create an economic development team, with
a dedicated Head of Service, and created the town’s first Jobs and
Skills Plan, detailing clear steps for addressing the jobs gap. Last
week, the first of the plan’s cornerstone projects ‘Employ Crawley’
was launched, a new service to help Crawley residents to access the
jobs, skills and training support they need to get onto a better
career path. It’s a first step, not a last.

Crawley has one of the UK’s most vibrant economies, Crawley Labour is
determined our residents will get a fairer share of the benefits. It’s
an ambitious goal, but one we believe in.

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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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