Council calls on Hucknall people to shop local as high street re-opens

Hucknall is open for business again and Ashfield District Council is urging people to make sure they shop local.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 5:03 pm

Following months of closure, non-essential retailers, personal care and hospitality venues have opened their doors again with high street businesses joining those that have been open providing essential services throughout lockdown.

Theresa Hodgkinson, director for place and communities at the council, said “Many of you have been shopping local since the first lockdown began last March, and we hope you will continue to keep shopping local.

"When you shop local it provides a much-needed boost to the local economy.”

Shops in Hucknall town centre have re-opened following the latest lockdown easing measure
Shops in Hucknall town centre have re-opened following the latest lockdown easing measure

Social distancing measures will continue to be in place including floor markings, queueing systems, limited numbers allowed in shops and street furniture will be

regularly cleaned.

All high street businesses have been provided with information on safe re-opening and the council’s covid support officers are supporting businesses to ensure high streets like Hucknall’s are safe places to visit.

Car parking in Ashfield District Council-owned car parks will remain free to support local businesses.

Ms Hodgkinson continued: “We understand people’s anxieties around being out and about again, but we want to reassure residents that we have measures in place

to ensure that their experience in our town centres is a positive one.

“Our commitment to town centres continues, with the towns fund and future high streets funding two of our key priorities this year.

"Please continue to support local retailers, and let’s make our town centres the vibrant shopping centres they deserve

to be.”