Godalming High Street FootfallLynne Purnell
As High Streets start the road to recovery following the economic shock of the national lockdown, the Town Council is pleased to have seen its efforts rewarded with a progressive increase in visitors to the Town. The overall increase in footfall of 73% from 30 June shows that residents and visitors are feeling reassured by the measures put in place by Godalming Town Council to assist with social distancing. The Temporary Road Order issued by Surrey County Council has dramatically reduced traffic in the High Street, which along with the rainbow coloured pavement markings, new hand sanitising machines and extra signage are helping the public to feel confident to shop in the town.
Godalming Town Council, in partnership with Waverley Borough Council is seeking funding from the European Regional Development Fund and the UK Governments Reopening High Streets Safety Fund to cover its costs. However, whilst it awaits to find out if it is successful, the Council is underwriting the cost of supporting recovery of the town’s retail economy by promoting Godalming as a safe place to shop.
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