RE-OPENING MEASURES: Temporary measures to support businesses reopening will be in place in Birmingham when non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality re-open.
Temporary measures to support businesses reopening will be in place in Birmingham when non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality re-open.
The City Council will introduce new changes in the city centre to support the applications from next
week, including pavement widening, parking and traffic changes and additional street furniture.
To support businesses in the Colmore BID, additional footway widening will take place on Church
Street to allow for social distancing outside. Two additional parklets on Church St are also being installed.
In Westside, hospitality space on Broad Street and Gas Street will be created by enabling the
businesses to use the footway and parking bays to support Temporary Pavement Licence
Michele Wilby, CEO of Colmore BID said: “The measures we introduced last year have been positively
received by the District and city. Over the coming months we intend to build on this with a number of
new schemes including Summer in the Square and the introduction of two additional parklets.
“It has been a challenging twelve months for businesses, however we are hopeful for the future and
keen to support in any way we can.”
Mike Olley, General Manager of Westside BID said: “We have been working with the Council closely
to ensure that hospitality businesses in Westside can serve customers safely outside. I’m really
pleased that by consulting with local residents, emergency services and other partners, we have been
able to come up with a creative, practical solution.”
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