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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.


Prezzo reopens today in Crawley as chain begins reopening restaurants



Fans of Prezzo in Crawley will be excited to hear that the restaurant is opening today, 9th July.

To celebrate their doors being open again, diners will be able to enjoy some new additions to the menu; a new calamari recipe, fournew pizzas (including veggie and vegan options), a new chicken burger, plus new cocktails and coolers!

And……after performing well in their test restaurants at the start of this year, they’re also introducing their Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese (also available with gluten free pasta).

There are savings to be had as well with the Summer Set Menu. Costing just £15 for two courses, and £19 for three courses.

Initially the chain is only opening 35 of their 180 restaurants of which Crawley is one of the first and they say they are bringing in new initiatives to make sure customers are safe including:

·      All menus will now be disposable to ensure no contamination

·       Digital ordering from a smartphone or tablet using the QR code displayed on each table (customers can still order with of their team if they’d prefer)

·       Standard social distancing markers, hand sanitiser units, and posters with Public Health England advice throughout the restaurants

·      The restaurants are now cashless. Customers can settle their bill using Apple Pay or Android Pay, contactless or Chip and PIN

“We can’t wait to welcome back our much-missed customers to our Crawley restaurant.” said Karen Jones, Executive Chair. 

“Our sole focus is to blend safe and healthy working practices with proper hospitality to give our people confidence and our customers a wonderful, enjoyable return to Prezzo.  Roll on 9th July!”

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