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£600k Covid cash for high street safety

Created on 22/06/2020 @ 12:21


Powys County Council is to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on new measures that they say will make our towns safer places to shop in.

Following three months of restrictions, many non-essential shops reopened for business this morning with the council announcing that £600,000 of Welsh Government money will be spent on new high street safety measures.

There could also be cones put down to widen town centre pavements to allow for queues outside of some shops and cafes offering takeaway services. This would mean town centre parking would be restricted.

While there appeared to be nothing new in the town this morning apart from the wise safety measures implemented by shops, the council said new measures would be introduced soon. The traffic warden has also returned to his role.

“Some of the initial temporary measures that we will put in place include cleaning carpark pay points (pictured) more regularly, cordoning off sections of on-street parking, and closing a limited number of streets,” said Cllr James Evans, Cabinet Member for Economy, Housing and Regulatory Services.

“There will be a greater need for street space but we appreciate the practicality of this will vary from town to town. The responsibility remains for us all to follow the guidance and be aware of our surroundings.

“I very much look forward to seeing more businesses trading again after a difficult few months, but we know this must be done safely and responsibly.”

The latest guidance for businesses is available at here.

You can also contact the Trading Standards Team on 01597 827460 or

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