Hampshire County Council supports safe shopping in Petersfield with COVID-19 social distancing scheme

Hampshire County Council is putting in measures to help safe social distancing as shoppers return to the High Street in Petersfield

Jul 2 2020

Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, said: “The idea behind these “pop up” schemes we’re putting in place is to support social distancing for those walking and cycling, supporting local businesses as we move into a stabilisation phase after lockdown by giving people the confidence to return to the high street.
The schemes are experimental, and of necessity, we’ve had to put them in quickly; if they’re not effective for whatever reason, they will come out just as quickly and we will then concentrate on other measures that are proving to be more effective.”
The COVID-safety proposals for Petersfield - including Lavant Street, Chapel, The Square and High Street are:
  • Reallocation of parking to give more space to pedestrians coupled with information signing along this area; 
  • New cycle stands will be introduced in Market Square, so cyclists  have an area to park and secure their bicycles;
  • Swan Street will be closed to through traffic except buses and cycles between High Street and Chapel Street.
For more information about similar schemes across Hampshire visit: https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/hantscovidtravel 
Hampshire Covid Travel FAQs can also be found via the web pages: https://documents.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/Covid-FAQs.pdf