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Free parking for Keyworkers at Crawley

A local council is to allocate free parking for NHS workers providing them a five minute walk to the nearest hospital.

As a thank you for their help with the battle against coronavirus, NHS workers, social care staff and volunteers will be offered free parking at Crawley’s Orchard Street car park.

For free access to the car park , key workers need to email [email protected] from their work email address with their name, vehicle registration number, telephone number and organisation they are working for.

Suspension of Gatwick Express Trains

Gatwick Express trains are being temporarily suspended with further reductions due to be made to Southern and Thameslink services.

During the current pandemic the express service will be temporarily suspended until further notice in response to a significant fall in passenger numbers at the airport and to keep other trains running.

Southern and Thameslink service will continue to Gatwick but on a reduced timetable with further changes set to be made from Monday.

More information on rail services during the Coronavirus outbreak
https://www.southernrailway.com/travel-information/plan-your-journey/coronavirus-information

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VILLAGERS WHO JOINED FORCES IN SEVERE FLOODS COME TOGETHER AGAIN THROUGH CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Villagers in Surrey who joined forces to help each other through severe floods six years ago are supporting people through the coronavirus pandemic.

Houses and roads were left underwater in Brockham, near Dorking after heavy rain and flooding from the River Mole. It was then that the Brockham Emergency Response Team was formed.

The charity is now working to ensure no-one struggles either from having coronavirus or from being isolated.

MUSEUM AND THEATRE CLOSES ITS DOORS IN CRAWLEY

A museum in Crawley is the latest attraction to close its doors because of the coronavirus

Tilgate Park Nature Centre and The Hawth theatre have been closed for the foreseeable future by Crawley Borough Council.

In the Crawley observer a spokesman has said they are keeping other facilities across the town under review and will make further announcements when necessary.

COUNCIL WINS NEW TENDER FOR TELECARE CALL MONITORING SERVICE

Mole Valleys District Councils community alarm service has won a new tender for both  Crawley Borough Council and Horsham District Council’s telecare call monitoring service.

At a touch of their in-home alarm button, anyone with membership to the individual schemes can instantly open the line to the Mole Valley Life Leatherhead team, who take calls 24 hours 7 days a week assisting vulnerable people of all ages.

The service will be of use for anyone living alone.