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Maldon High Street Reopening - Volunteers Ready To Help!

Published on Monday, 15th June 2020

High Street

Volunteers on hand to help with the safe reopening of Maldon High Street.

As part of the Council’s support for High Street businesses, from today, (15 June), a team of newly trained Volunteers will be out and about in Maldon High Street.  They will be working 7 days per week to gather data on pedestrian numbers at strategic locations in the town, to support the reopening of businesses.

The reopening of the High Streets is being supported with funding from the European Regional Development Fund.

Using this information, we will be able to build up a picture of local footfall, and this will support businesses to adapt, maybe by opening at different times, to extend the capacity of the High Street.

As part of this research, we are also asking residents and businesses to let us know, where we need to widen pavements, so please tell us your views here on the Maldon page: https://www.widenmypath.com/about/

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Cllr Adrian Fluker, Leader of Maldon District Council, said; “Helping our High Street businesses to reopen safely has been a key focus for us.  We are extremely grateful to the Volunteers who have come forward to support us. Please say hello to them when you see them, and join us in thanking them for the work they are doing to support our community” 

For more information on the High Street reopening, please visit our website:

https://www.maldon.gov.uk/covid19/highstreetrecovery

European Regional Development Fund

The project is receiving up to) £57,609 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.  The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.  For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding

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