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The Hawth Theatre in Crawley closes due to COVID-19 concerns



It has been announced that from today Tuesday 17th March and until further notice The Hawth Theatre will be closed.

They say that all events, classes, screenings, shows and any other activities scheduled to take place at The Hawth will be suspended from this time onwards.

They go on to say:

“With regards to tickets and refunds, we are dealing with each show on an individual basis in consultation with the promoters and agents and for those of you with tickets, we will be in touch as soon as possible.

Please be assured that we are working as quickly as possible to understand the implications of this closure and to put the appropriate steps in place. We respectfully ask all customers to refrain from contacting our box office team or visiting the venue.”

They add that they know the decision will come as a disappointment but that it was taken to protect the ‘health and safety of our communities’.

They also say that it is unclear for how long the theatre will remain closed but they hope to keep people updated as soon as possible.

A spokesperson for Crawley Borough Council said:

In the interest of preventing the spread of Coronavirus and keeping our residents, visitors and animals safe, we have taken the decision to close Tilgate Park Nature Centre and The Hawth for the foreseeable future.

We are keeping other facilities across the town under review and will make further announcements when necessary.

Apologies for any disappointment caused, however public safety is our first priority. Anyone who has booked an animal experience at the Nature Centre and use of The Barn, will be contacted about your booking and refunded or rescheduled as appropriate.

Anyone who has purchased tickets for an event at The Hawth should wait to be contacted.


Furniture Village opens its doors in Crawley’s County Oak Retail Park



Crawley welcomes Furniture Village who will open a brand-new store in County Oak retail park this Boxing Day.

The new location offers a Carpetright concession, providing a one-stop-shop for customers looking to update their homes.

Visitors to the new Furniture Village store will be invited to create their ‘home in one’, by exploring collections for every room of the house, from sofas to beds to dining.

Charlie Harrison, Commercial Director at Furniture Village, comments:

“With much of the UK under lockdown, I’m delighted we’ve been able to open our new store in Crawley. County Oak is a fantastic shopping destination and the ideal choice for Furniture Village.

“It’s been a challenging year for everyone, but I am incredibly proud of the Furniture Village team which continues to offer industry-leading quality, choice and service. As well as Family Retailer of the Year, we’ve also been awarded National Bed Retailer of the Year so I’m particularly looking forward to welcoming customers to our new bed department.”

The store will see a team of 11 expert sales consultants offering valuable insights and advice to customers, all made possible thanks to enhanced Covid-19 safety measures.

These include temperature checks, PPE for all staff and hand sanitisation stations, along with an appointment booking system which can be accessed via the website.

Charlie Harrison, Commercial Director at Furniture Village, adds:

“Customer safety is still, and will continue to be, a priority for us. The feedback from all of our existing stores continues to be overwhelmingly positive, with the appointment booking system providing reassurance and exceptional service for customers.”

The store will open at 9am on Saturday 26th December 2020. Opening offers include Sale discounts of up to 50% plus an additional £50 off every £500 spent.

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