Residents encouraged to ‘shop local’ as Barton bounces back

15:21, Friday, 19th June 2020

Residents are being encouraged to shop local and support the Barton-upon-Humber based businesses that have opened their doors last week as restrictions have been lifted.

Shops have introduced social distancing measures to help ensure customers and staff stay safe. Sanitising stations and protective screens have been installed at many premises. Floor markings have been added and limits have been placed on the number of shoppers entering stores.

Covid signage has been placed in prominent locations around the town, temporarily replacing poppies remembering lost local servicemen and women that were erected as part of commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Throughout the pandemic, Barton-upon-Humber residents have rallied to help those in need in a brilliant show of community spirit. It is now hoped that people will support the many local family businesses who have been impacted by the outbreak.

Cllr Paul Vickers, Chair of the Barton Tourism Partnership, said:

“The Barton businesses which could remain open during this pandemic have rolled up their sleeves and adapted to the new ways of operating a business and have once again proved to offer a first class service for customers.

“Now the next wave of businesses have reopened. I know how much hard work has been invested by businesses in Barton, which are mainly family run, to make their premises Covid secure.

“We want customers to be confident to return to the high street. It is early days but the support from Barton residents to visit the town centre and shop locally gives us all optimism that businesses will bounce back quickly.”