New Milton town centre traffic and pedestrian action plan

New Milton town centre traffic and pedestrian action plan

PRESS RELEASE

Re-opening New Milton Town Centre safely

As more shops and businesses open in New Milton’s Town Centre, New Milton Town Council has now implemented the urgent and essential Covid-19 safety measures to the road layout in the town centre – to enable safe distancing for shoppers in the town centre.

These measures are part of Government guidance, and were planned in consultation with Hampshire County Council and New Forest District Council.
Safe distancing remains at 2 metres. Where 2m is not viable, 1 metre plus distance requires risk mitigation measures. Government guidance includes use of cones and barriers to restrict car access into town centres and to widen footways along lengths of road to allow space for people to queue and socially distance.

These safety measures will need to remain in place as long as social distancing is necessary to protect residents and shoppers – although tweaks will continue to be made to facilitate movement for both pedestrians and drivers.

During this process, the Government also aims to encourage ‘active travel’, improving accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists into and around town centres.
Local traders and residents are invited to email info@newmiltontowncouncil.gov.uk – or write to the Town Clerk at New Milton Town Council, Town Hall, 2 Ashley Road, New Milton, BH25 6AS – on any specific issues to ensure they are considered during the periodic reviews of the layout.

For further information, contact New Milton Town Council info@newmiltontowncouncil.gov.uk

 

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