You’re welcome – but safety first

Just Regional
Jun 11, 2020 2 mins read

North Norfolk District Council is working to ensure that local retail, town centre and seafront businesses can re-open and local residents can shop safely, saying “You Are Welcome” to shop safely in the area.

And it has linked up with a Cromer business to put together packages of advice, guidance and practical items to make that happen.

Alongside Norfolk County Council it will also be introducing social distancing measures through narrowing some roads, widening pavements and introducing advisory one-way systems for pedestrians to create a safe environment for shoppers.

These measures will be introduced in Cromer town centre and seafront, Fakenham, Holt, Hoveton, Mundesley, Sheringham town centre and seafront, Stalham and Wells.

As part of the “You Are Welcome” campaign, which is funded by the government’s Re-opening the High Street Safely Fund, NNDC is working with Structure-flex, which is roducing 7,000 specially-designed pavement markers which will be placed to remind people about social distancing.

NNDC leader Sarah Bütikofer said: “This is a new campaign that we’re launching, to make people feel welcome and safe when they come to our towns and beaches around the district, at this very difficult time as we start to come out of lockdown.

“These signs that Structure-flex are helping us with are designed to help people remember that they still need to keep their distance, wash their hands regularly and queue responsibly. We want people to feel welcome at all times, but still appreciate that we all have the rules and the guidelines that we still have to abide by to keep us all safe at this time.”

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