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Talks To Help Businesses Re-Open In North Yorkshire

Talks To Help Businesses Re-Open In North Yorkshire

Published by Karen Liu at 12:13pm 26th May 2020.

North Yorkshire County Council says talks are underway to work out how businesses can re-open.

It follows the Prime Minister's announcement that non-essential shops can start trading from June 15th.

Richard Flinton, Chief Executive of North Yorkshire County Council, said:

"People will want to try and do more trading outside. 

There's going to be queuing when we get to the 15th of June, presumably people wanting to go into retail premises, will queue up outside those as well as the general footfall on footpaths.

So we're going to have to think all of that through, work with our borough council colleagues and try to understand how we enable places to get some businesses, but also to make sure people feel safe and are safe."

The authority closed seafront roads over the bank holiday weekend, meaning more space for people to socially distance.

Richard added:

"We've been looking right across the county and seeing where the sensible areas we can try and get more space for people so they can socially distance.

Clearly Foreshore Road is a classic area as is the busiest places around the seafront in Whitby as well.

So I think they've been really welcome, I think people feel that they're safer, they've got the space to move around and there isn't that conflict with traffic."

Richard has been speaking to Yorkshire Coast Radio's Paddy in the Morning:


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