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No more road closures in Truro on Sundays

No more road closures in Truro on Sundays

Published by Helen Down at 8:00pm 17th July 2020. (Updated at 9:46pm 17th July 2020)

The measures put in place in Truro city centre to encourage more shoppers to visit while maintaining a safe social distance are being altered.

Following a review of the arrangements put in place on June 15th  it's been decided to not shut any roads on Sundays. 

Truro City Council, Truro Business Improvement District (BID) and Visit Truro say that's because not as many shops, cafe's and restaurants are open and it's quieter.

A grant from the Governments Reopening High Streets Safety Fund totalling £25k will also shortly be exhausted.

From Monday 20th July, the temporary road closures will still run along the following roads:

  • Boscawen St, along with Pydar Street,
  • High Cross, King Street,
  • St Nicholas Street,
  • Lower Lemon Street,
  • Duke Street and part of Quay Street.

However, roads will now be closed from 11am - 3pm on Mondays to Saturdays to coincide with main trading hours. 

"We've had some great feedback from customers who love having space to shop in Truro.

"Given the current funding situation, the best option is to adjust the timings from 11am until 3pm on Mondays to Saturday and drop Sundays so that the measures can continue further into the school summer holidays.

"We hope this will still give both locals and holiday makers reassurance to come to Truro's shops and eateries now they too have reopened.

"We encourage all businesses to keep welcoming customers back and show that in Truro we are still creating the best environment that we can for people to shop."

Owner of Inhabit gift shop in Truro and Chair of Truro BID Kristian Fleming

boscawen street truro

"Truro is cautiously getting back to trading and it is heartening to see people coming into town to do their business.

"Many are planning their visits, helping everybody by trying to 'Keep Left', and queuing, making appointments and being thoughtful and patient.

"It's a good atmosphere. However, it is important that disabled people can access the town, and that smaller businesses can get deliveries in as they need.

"So, closing streets a little later and re-opening earlier is good sense."

Mayor of Truro and Independent Councillor for Cornwall Council Boscawen District Cllr Bert Biscoe 

 

 

 

 

 

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