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Smiles all round as first residents move into new homes at Forge Wood, Crawley

Local residents enjoyed a warm and cosy Christmas after receiving the keys to their new homes in Crawley’s newest neighbourhood.

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Local residents enjoyed a warm and cosy Christmas after receiving the keys to their new homes in Crawley’s newest neighbourhood. In December 2018, 13 houses and six flats in Forge Wood were handed over to residents. 

The latest additions are part of the council’s ambitious programme to build more than 1,000 new council homes across Crawley.

New tenant Darren Williams was over the moon to be able to move into his new home with his new daughter and partner.

Mr Williams said:

“This is not just a house, it’s a home for my 10 month old daughter, my partner and me.”

Councillor Michael Jones, Cabinet member for Housing, said:

“I was delighted to be able to visit Forge Wood and meet some of its newest residents. It’s great to see so many developments around the town taking shape. Crawley is a growing town and providing new homes for our residents is something that we are deeply committed to doing. 

That we were able to provide 19 households on our waiting list with new homes in Forge Wood in time for Christmas was a particular pleasure, as well as being able to personally wish Darren and his family all the very best for the future”.

The borough’s newest neighbourhood is currently being developed by Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon and will have more than 1900 properties once completed. 

All the council homes being built in Forge Wood will be charged at social rents.

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B&M to open on 13th April in County Mall Crawley and there are jobs available!

It will be the second B&M store for the town and will open in the former BHS site.

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It will certainly be a welcome boost to the local economy as a brand new store opens in the town.

Opening at 9am on Saturday 13th April, more than 50 jobs are being created.

A spokesperson from B&M said:

“We’re feeling really positive about the creation of more jobs for local people and we hope customers are going to be delighted with their new store.

“We are all really excited to get the doors open and welcome our new customers through the door in the a few weeks.”

Job roles are now advertised on the B&M careers website and range from sales assistant, to floor managers and cleaners.

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