Confidence boost to town centre plan

When you next visit Aylsham town centre look out for these foot operated sanitisers. They have been placed by Broadland District Council as part of their Shop with Confidence campaign for Aylsham . These will be in place for the next few months.

The locations of these are; at the front of the town hall, in front of the toilets, near the Barclays cashpoint, on Penfold Street by Concept Carpets, by the bottom of the churchyard steps and in the two Broadland-owned visitor car parks.

In addition, it is hoped to  create safe pavement spaces for pedestrians to social distance, and the following street changes have been agreed with Highways at Norfolk County Council and will be in place from this weekend/Monday (15 June) . The changes are temporary but with a view of keeping them under constant review if changes are needed. This will be mainly led by any feedback to Broadland.

  • Red Lion Street – One way traffic (North to South). Barriers will be placed on either side of the road to provide 2 metres of pavement space for pedestrians, and traffic will be sent down the centre of the carriageway. There will be gaps in the barriers to allow for crossing points and resident access.
  • Penfold Street – Barriers are now providing a pavement to the Conservatory side of the road, and traffic is expected to give priority to those leaving town and heading in the Blickling direction.
  • Market Place – Barriers will be used to provide pavement widening from Coxford Butchers up to Gate of India and will be used around the loading bay on the J B Postles side to provide a safe queuing space for bus users and store customers.

The wide-ranging campaign is aimed at ensuring market towns are clean, vibrant and safe places to shop,  increasing footfall to pre-Covid levels as quickly as possible.

Broadland District Council is working closely with town councils, traders and the county highways department to make this happen.

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