Save our local businesses!
Crawley residents Mukesh and Varsha Patel have been running their business Brunchies Cafe at Three Bridges station for over 15 years.
As part of the redevelopment plans for the station the family business has been ordered to vacate the premises in order to make way for a "branded name or franchise operator".
Brunchies is Mukesh and Varsha's income, and they also employ 2 members of staff. Because of Southern Railway, Travel Point Trading, and the managers of Three Bridges station bowing to the pressures of corporate greed, these 4 people are losing their jobs, and the business they've spend most of their lives building up.
Crawley commuters and other travellers who pass through the station have come to know Mukesh and Varsha, many of whom prefer the personal and warming welcome the couple give to all their customers. They're known as being "the nicest people you'll ever meet". Which makes this eviction even more unjustified.
Considering we're the ones passing through and spending our money in the station, let the operators know that we do NOT want Brunchies to go.
Sign this petition and once we reach 5000 signatures a copy will be sent to the local MP for Crawley, Henry Smith, along with the managers of the station and the representatives of the sale of the premises.
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Plea from Mukesh and Varsha - posted on the window of their beloved cafe