Published on 5 August 2020
Archived on 5 September 2020
Updates to the COVID-19 safety measures currently in place in Stratford-upon-Avon town centre to reflect lessons learned and feedback from residents, businesses and visitors will be implemented by Warwickshire County Council, the highway and public health authority, starting next week.
Alterations to Bridge Street, Wood Street and Greenhill Street where no tarmac work is required will be carried out between 6pm and 10pm, starting on 10 and be completed on 11 August.
The following week, beginning 17 August, where road closure and tarmac replacement is required, work will be completed on Sheep Street, High Street, Chapel Street and Church Street.
The sequencing of the works arises because the Traffic Order required must use the normal 14-days consultation period rather than 7-days using emergency provisions.
These updates arise from the ongoing review and consultation exercise to ensure Stratford is COVID safe with measures providing confidence for users of the town, while enabling businesses to begin rebuilding economically as lockdown measures are eased by the Government.
Cllr Jeff Clarke, Warwickshire's County Council's portfolio holder for transport and planning, said: "We are working hard to accommodate as many people's priorities as we can and hope that these adaptations will be welcomed by businesses and still provide the element of safety that will give residents and visitors to the town the confidence to go and spend time there and visit the local businesses."
Cllr Daren Pemberton, Deputy Leader Stratford District Council said: "The update to Stratford's COVID safe measures reflect experience on the ground and are being implemented as soon as is practicably possible. The updates enhance what is already a COVID safe and welcoming environment for residents and visitors that will also allow local businesses to maximise opportunities for recovery."
The changes for Stratford-upon-Avon are as follows:
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Tel: 01789 267575