New measures will be introduced next week across Hart to promote the safe use of our high streets and support businesses re-opening.
With effect from Monday 15 June, parking bays in Fleet Road, between Church Road and Gurkha Square, will be temporarily closed to allow social distancing while people queue to enter shops and to allow others to pass safely.
The bay closures will include disabled and some bus stop bays. Blue badge holders are advised to park in the adjacent side roads or town centre cars parks. Council-owned car parks continue to be free of charge.
The Council is liaising with other Hart towns and villages to assess what measures are required to promote safe shopping and support the business community.
These initiatives will form part of a suite of proposals which are being considered to support the reopening of village and town centres around Hart. The Council is working closely with Hampshire County Council, Fleet Town Council, Fleet BID and The Enterprise M3 Local Partnership on further plans.
Councillor David Neighbour, Leader of Hart District Council, said: “The Council is liaising closely with partners and businesses to encourage people back into our town centres. This may result in shopping areas looking different and being used differently, but these changes will be important to help keep people safe.
“While we recognise that these measures may cause temporary inconvenience for some, our priority is to support the economic recovery of Hart and ensure the safety of all residents.”
8 June 2020