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Sidmouth businesses slowly open up

  • by JW

“The importance of getting shops open and offering a good welcome.”


Sidmouth High Street with bunting and flags

As of tomorrow, Monday 22nd, Sidmouth’s town centre will be making more space for pedestrians:

Sidmouth slowly opens up – Vision Group for Sidmouth


The East Devon News reports with more details:

Parts of Sidmouth town centre to be pedestrianised from Monday – with temporary measures lasting three months


In parallel, things seem to be getting safer on the streets:

Coronavirus Alert Level downgraded today – infection rates ‘rapidly falling’ |

Devon covid cases drop – Radio Exe

Devon’s Covid death rate is far lower than the thousands expected | Barnstaple, Bideford and Ilfracombe News

New businesses are opening up:

Gourmet kebabs on offer from new pop-up takeaway The Shawarma Stop |

And the Chamber has met up via Zoom, to look at further opening up the town:

Town council chairman Ian Barlow answered a number of questions regarding the temporary traffic management arrangements that will apply in the town centre, and made some suggestions as to how businesses could manage the hygiene issues to help deal with the coronavirus. Cllr Barlow stressed the importance of getting shops open and offering a good welcome.

Town readies for lockdown lift, chamber of commerce hears | Sidmouth Herald


photo: Sidmouth High Street with bunting and… © David Smith :: Geograph Britain and Ireland