Government money to help North Lincolnshire’s high streets reopen safely

Council News
16:36, Thursday, 28th May 2020

Government cash is being made available to help high streets across North Lincolnshire reopen safely.

Towns across the area will collectively receive up to £150,000. New signage and public information campaigns will also be used to prevent the potential spread of coronavirus between customers.

Councils across the country will receive £50m from the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“This Government money will be really useful in enabling retailers to prepare for and be ready to open their doors on 15 June.

“The high streets across our towns are key to our communities and we will be talking with retailers across the area to understand what support is needed to get back up and running.

“We know there are still challenges to be overcome as we begin to emerge from the pandemic and we know safety remains incredibly important, however, we also know how critically important it is that we get the economy moving again.

“There are still vulnerable people who are isolating and we need to remember that what we do and how we behave is about protecting those people, not just ourselves and our families.”