Ingatestone and Fryerning Parish Council (IFPC) have been working closely with Brentwood Borough Council on the reopening of the High Street whilst following social distancing guidelines. Phase 1 is due to commence on the 15 June with non-essential shops opening their doors for the first time since the lockdown and due to the tight deadlines, the following actions have been undertaken
* Signage and pavement markings to include “one way pavement flows”
* Information packs for retailers providing advice and guidance on undertaking risk assessments and hygiene measure
* Additional cycle parking provision in the Market Place and other locations
A further Phase 2 of works for the High Street to focus further on social distancing is still to be finalised and will address the further planned opening of the hospitality industry later this month.
IFPC have been working hard behind the scenes to find a solution for social distancing on the High Street that allows the economy to flourish as well as protecting residents. The physical layout of the High Street with its narrow pavements and its role as a relief road for the A12 have presented challenges that IFPC continue to work on alongside Brentwood Borough Council and Essex County Council.
IFPC encourage residents to maintain distance of 2m and to follow government guidance but also to support the economy of the parish and shop local.