Creating safer spaces for the reopening and recovery of our High Streets.
Kickstarting the local economy by getting shoppers back onto our High Streets is a top priority for us.
To protect public health and support physical distancing, we are seeking the help of residents and businesses through Commonplace, a new online community engagement platform.
Have your say with Commonplace
Commonplace is a map-based system where residents and businesses can pick a spot on a map and leave a comment. It will pinpoint areas of concern and we will be able to deal with specific issues as they arise.
Creating safer spaces for people
Leader of Council Cllr Chris Whitbread is urging residents and businesses to get involved through Commonplace, he said:
People can check the map on our Commonplace site to see which issues have already been reported and add new locations in their local area.
It may not be possible for us to fix every issue but please have your say so that we can direct our resources and interventions to where they are most needed. The more people involved, the better the needs of the whole community will be reflected. Please share the project with people you know locally.
Creating safer spaces for people to practice social distancing is crucial to limiting the spread of coronavirus, particularly on our High Streets.
Regenerate the local economy
Cllr Aniket Patel, Cabinet Member for Commercial and Regulatory Services said:
Long-term, everyone’s wellbeing and livelihood depends on getting business back on its feet.
Commonplace will help us in this mission. Our Council supports local business and we will continue to do everything we can to help regenerate the local economy.
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