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Water saving tips for Crawley as temperatures rocket

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Things are set to heat up again from today (July 30), and while the sun his got his hat on, we thought we’d share some of Southern Waters best water-saving tips to help ease the demand (during lockdown people have been using between 10 and 20 per cent more water than usual).

Firstly with showers expected in some areas over the weekend, leave your lawn to go brown and retain the lawn’s moisture for longer by giving the roots some shade.

In your home, place a jug of water in the fridge so you’ve chilled water ready to drink, rather than running your tap until the water runs cold.

And if you need to boil the kettle, only fill it with the amount of water you need. This will save both water and energy.

Thank you again to all of our customers for being water-savvy and please do share your own water-saving tips with us.

For a whole heap of water-saving tips and helpful information click here.

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Crawley jobs at risk as DW Sports goes into administration

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Jobs at DW Sports in Crawley town centre are at risk along with 1,700 hundred jobs across the country as the company announced it is to wind down the business.

The sports website has also been closed with immediate effect.

According to reports closing down sales are due to begin at the remaining stores as the business comes to an end.

Fitness First, a sister company of DW is to continue to operate as a separate company and its 43 clubs are not to be affected by the news.

Chief executive Martin Long said:

“As a consequence of Covid-19, we found ourselves in a position where we were mandated by Government to close down both our retail store portfolio and our gym chain in its entirety for a protracted period, leaving us with a high fixed-cost base and zero income.

“Like many other retail businesses, the consequences of this extremely challenging operating market have created inevitable profitability issues for DW Sports.

“The decision to appoint administrators has not been taken lightly but will give us the best chance to protect viable parts of the business, return them to profitability, and secure as many jobs as possible.

“It is a difficult model for any business to manage through without long-term damage, and with the limited support which we have been able to gain.

“Having exhausted all other available options for the business, we firmly believe that this process can be a platform to restructure the business and preserve many of our gyms for our members, and also protect the maximum number of jobs possible for our team members.”

Crawley Councillor Peter Smith, Cabinet member for Planning and Economic Development, said:

“This is terrible news for the staff of DW Sports; I sympathise with them and hope that they are able to secure other employment quickly. Our Employ Crawley service is currently providing free one-to-one employability and training support to jobseekers by phone, email and text.”

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