Shops and businesses are 'open for business'
across Harborough district following the Government's easing of the national lockdown and more businesses are set to reopen in July.
Harborough district is not
affected by the Leicester lockdown imposed this week and our shops remain open for trade. More information about the Leicester lockdown, and affected areas (with a handy postcode checker), can be found on our website here
In Market Harborough and Lutterworth; 'Highstreet Helpers'
) wearing high-visibility vests, are helping guide shoppers in our town centres; there are also public hand sanitiser stations in high streets, and street markings to show people where to queue.
The public toilets
in the Commons car park in Market Harborough, are open with additional cleaning arrangements in place, new signage, and staff on hand to allow one person in at a time. We have also opened our public toilets in Welland Park and Little Bowden Recreation Ground.
To create a safer pedestrian environment, temporary road closures
have been introduced in collaboration with Leicestershire County Council, Lutterworth Town Council, retail groups and local businesses.
These apply to Adam and Eve Street, and Church Street (pictured) in Market Harborough, and in Church Street in Lutterworth. These road closures will be monitored and reviewed on an ongoing basis.
We are also working with local businesses following further Government announcements this week that hairdressers, hotels, pubs and other businesses
in England can from 4 July 2020 and how they can do this safely.
We are also working on a 'shop local'
campaign to encourage people to support their local shops, and markets, at this time.
In line with businesses opening, Harborough District Council will look to re-instate car parking charges
at all Council-owned car parks across the Harborough District, over the coming weeks, but with some changes. Details will be shared publicly once a date is agreed. Parking restrictions continue to apply at on-street locations in town centres.
The latest information
for the Harborough district is available at www.harborough.gov.uk/coronavirus