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The top 5 dishes Crawley people are ordering from Deliveroo

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It’s been two years since Deliveroo came to Crawley and in that time it has become more and more popular.

Now with their anniversary coming up Deliveroo has released the top five most popular dishes ordered in the town.

Unsurprisingly the most popular time for locals to order is on a Friday night at 9:02pm.

So what are the most popular dishes?

At number 5 is a Jumbo Battered Sausage from The Master Fryer showing that despite all the foreign dishes available the good old fish and chip shop can still hold its own.

At number 4 is actually a desert. Cookie Dough Utopia with Milk Chocolate from Creams. Who doesn’t have a sweet tooth late on a Friday night?

At number 3 is the Bacon Double Cheese XL Meal from Burger King, the only burger restaurant in the top 5.

At number 2 is a curry, the Chicken Katsu Curry from Kokoro. Well it wouldn’t be a Friday night without a curry would it?

But at NUMBER 1 as the most popular dish currently ordered from Deliveroo in Crawley is the Boneless Banquet from KFC!

Boneless Banquet

Harison Foster, Regional Director of Deliveroo said:

“Our whole team here at Deliveroo are delighted that our rapid growth in Crawley over the past two years means that customers have more choice, restaurants are able to increase their revenue, and riders have opportunity to choose well-paid, flexible work.”

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Crawley library in danger of losing opening hours as County Council choose money saving over services

Another public consultation and this time it is about reducing opening hours for the library.

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Crawley library users are being asked to share their thoughts on proposed budget savings which would see a reduction in opening hours at Crawley Library.

The consultation running from 9 October to 13 November 2019 is, according to the council, aimed to help inform the decision due to be taken by West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member, Jacquie Russell, in November. 

The suggested savings include for Crawley to:

Reduce the evening opening hours in the library by one hour (from 7pm to 6pm) from April 2020.

This change, along with the same reduction in hours at three other Sussex libraries along with the ceasing of the mobile library service would apparently result in a total year on year saving of £175,000.

Jacquie Russell, Cabinet Member for Fire and Rescue and Communities, said:

“Since becoming cabinet member, I have often been asked about what will happen to libraries across the county. As I have said before, we need to look at doing things in a more affordable way, but ultimately my aim is to preserve the core of the library service.

“With the suggested savings being proposed, we hope that the other services we have on offer at libraries across West Sussex will diminish any negative impact to users. 

“However, I still want to hear the thoughts of our library users by way of this consultation, especially those who are specifically affected by the proposed budget savings, as this will help to shape and inform my decision in November.”

But Crawley residents will be all too wary of consultations and how they can be just lip service and completely ignored as recently happened with the consulation over the Post Office move into County Mall.

Crawley MP Henry Smith said:

“When West Sussex County Council Leader over a decade ago, I was pleased to procure and open the new Crawley Library, which ever since has been an important community resource. I would encourage all who care about our library to engage with the Council’s consultation and call for evening opening hours not to be reduced.”

You have until 13 November 2019 to have your say.

To find out more and fill in the consultation, visit haveyoursay.westsussex.gov.uk/libraries/libraryoffer/

CN24 approached Jacquie Russell for a guarantee that if the results of the consultation came back that there was a majority against the reduction in hours that she would keep the library open till 7. A response has not yet been received.

But West Sussex County Council did respond saying:

“This is a live consultation and we encourage residents to have their say before the deadline of 13 November. After the consultation has closed, the responses will be taken into consideration before any decision is made.”

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