Supporting local businesses as they re-open

Published Friday, 3 July 2020

Businesses are being thanked for their preparatory work to ensure social distancing in their premises, with the Council also continuing to bring forward measures to create a safe shopping environment.

Residents are also being encouraged to support local businesses as they re-open to help with the recovery of the borough’s local economy. Signage encouraging social distancing has been installed and physical interventions, such as the widening of pavements in certain areas, are taking place to support social distancing too. Work to monitor how successful the measures are is continuing. Monitoring of licensed premises is also taking place as pubs and bars re-open in line with government guidance.

“There has been so much collaborative working throughout this whole period, with everyone playing their part and now many more businesses are able to re-open, I would encourage all of us to support our local businesses, as they contribute so much to our local economy and they need resident’s support now more than ever. I do want to thank businesses and the BID companies for their support and hard work and we will continue to look at how we work more closely together” said Councillor Peter Morgan, Executive Councillor for Renewal, Recreation and Housing.

The news follows the successful re-opening of non-essential retail businesses in June and outdoor markets starting again, including Bromley town centre’s Charter Market at the beginning of June.

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