Streetscene’s operatives have been busy putting down stickers in Stone High Street. The yellow stickers are a reminder to help shoppers adhere to social distancing measures of 2 metres and for people finding themselves having to queue the arrows will direct people which way to enter and exit the shops. As businesses reopen their doors today, some of the shops in anticipation of being really busy, have created an appointment only service for shoppers and other traders will observe the rule of only a certain number of shoppers being allowed in at one time. During the lockdown traders have spruced up their premises and some have even painted their frontages such as Celia’s who have gone all things pink. The restaurants, bars and cafes which are not yet open are all busy painting and refurbishing their premises ready for when the Government gives the go ahead for them to open.
Town and Tourism Chairman, Councillor Jill Hood, said “Some shops in Walton and the High Street have been open throughout the lockdown doing a tremendous job in continuing to trade whilst keeping shoppers safe; to them our Town Council says a big thank you. Now it’s time for our other shops to open and welcome back residents and visitors to our fantastic High Street again”.
Pictured is Stone Town Mayor, Councillor Mark Green, who went walk about to thank shoppers and traders for supporting the High Street.