DISTRICT COUNCILS RESPOND TO SUPPORT FOR PUBS, CAFES AND RESTAURANTS

Responding to the licensing and planning changes made by the Government for pubs, cafes and restaurants, Cllr Mark Crane, District Councils’ Network lead member for stronger economies, said:

“District councils, as the authorities responsible for high streets and town centres, who know every pub, café and restaurant in their local area, will be doing all they can to help food and drink outlets reopen and make sure customers are able to enjoy them in as safe and secure a way as possible.

“As the lockdown eases however, it is important that everyone plays their part and continues to exercise maximum care and caution.

“District councils have already implemented a range of measures to keep people safe, such as creating more pedestrianised spaces, providing floor markings and signage, more frequent street cleaning, and adapting market places to allow safe trading.

“But even after a few drinks, we need members of the public to respect these efforts, and take extra care when visiting their local high streets and town centres during this challenging period.”