Social distancing plans for shops and schools across Solihull borough - The Solihull Observer

Social distancing plans for shops and schools across Solihull borough

Solihull Editorial 28th May, 2020   0

EMERGENCY cycling and walking measures to aid social distancing across the borough will be discussed at Solihull Council today.

The package of measures is designed to improve access to local businesses, schools and shops.

It will be discussed at Councillor Ken Hawkins’ decision making session tomorrow, 6pm, May 28.

The council says a report looks at a number of temporary measures that could be taken to support a phased approach to kickstart economic recovery in line with Government policy.

Councillor Ken Hawkins, Cabinet Member for Environment & Highways, said: “I look forward to an informed discussion as I consider some temporary emergency measures.  These proposals are driven by the need for social distancing as well as a way for us to improve cycling and walking provision in the borough.

“I can reassure everyone that any schemes discussed on Thursday will be subject to consultation with those communities and businesses affected before being implemented.

“Acknowledging concerns already expressed from stakeholders in and around Knowle, I’m asking officers to work up further proposals for Knowle High Street.

“I want them to involve businesses, residents and other stakeholders to ensure we can safely open Knowle High Street in line with government guidance on social distancing in the coming weeks, whilst also looking at how we might support extra measures with regards to cycling.”

During the Covid 19 pandemic virtual meetings are taking place.

Any member of the public may listen to proceedings at this virtual meeting via a weblink which will be publicised on the council website at least 24 hours before the meeting.

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