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MetiNews.Com - The city centre is to be transformed in a bid to help hospitality businesses reopen safely and sustainably

Manchester news The Manchester streets being shut for outdoor dining and drinking space Manchester united news

MetiNews.Com - The city centre is to be transformed in a bid to help hospitality businesses reopen safely and sustainably

Manchester news  The Manchester streets being shut for outdoor dining and drinking space Manchester united news
30 June 2020 - 15:32

Breaking News ! Manchester city centre is to be transformed with roads closed to traffic and opened up for outdoor drinking and dining. In the Northern Quarter, Edge Street and Dorsey Street will be pedestrianised along with Thomas Street, which has already been made traffic-free. Blossom Street in Ancoats and parts of the Gay Village, including Bloom Street and Richmond Street, will also be subject to temporary traffic regulation orders. The closures will enable restaurants and bars to put tables and chairs on the pavements while reducing pedestrian pinch points. Elsewhere throughout the city centre, King Street, Bridge Street, the Corn Exchange, Wakefield Street, James Leigh Street and the Great Northern also form part of the council's plans to help hospitality businesses recover. Further road closures are also expected to be announced soon to help with social distancing as the city reopens, with Stevenson Square being a rumoured location. The northern end of Blossom Street (Image: Manchester Evening News) Coun Angeliki Stogia, executive member for environment, planning and transport, said: “Manchester's vibrant and diverse retail and hospitality sector not only plays a pivotal role in the cultural heartbeat of our city, it also makes an enormous contribution to our economy as it employs many local people. "It's also a cornerstone of contemporary Mancunian life, where families and friends gather to eat, drink and meet. "To support the hospitality industry as it faces its biggest challenge yet we will look at making streets more people-friendly by supporting road closures, including in the city centre where space is at a premium so that people have as much space as they need to socially distance over the summer months.” Read More Related Articles Sign up to CityLife's free newsletter from the Manchester Evening News Read More Related Articles All the Greater Manchester pubs, bars and restaurants reopening from July 4 - live updates The council will also be waiving fees for businesses to apply for tables and chairs licences, and simplifying the online application process. The move will help cafes, bars and restaurants with limited inside space to reopen more safely and sustainably from Saturday July 4. Many businesses will have to cut their capacities to comply with the new 'one metre plus' social distancing rule, and the council hopes making extra outdoor space available will enable them to increase their covers to a more financially viable level.

. The council says it will be as practical as possible when determining new applications, and will continue to review other opportunities on how public space is used across the city. Coun Rabnawaz Akbar, executive member for neighbourhoods, said: “Although the rules are changing at the weekend that will allow the hospitality industry to begin reopening, we know that businesses with limited indoor space will continue to struggle without help. “We have waived any licensing fees for temporary applications to use outside space to help businesses reassure their customers that they can visit safely and social distancing can still be adhered to. “This will be a change for many people but we are glad to be playing our part to support a valued part of Manchester’s economy.” Extra signage has been installed across the city centre to remind people to keep their distance from each other, especially in high footfall areas such as Market Street. A team of uniformed street marshals with experience in crowd management will work across the city centre to deal with any potential crowding issues quickly and efficiently. Part of Deansgate has already been closed to traffic, and pavements in the city centre have been widened around transport hubs to help commuters keep their distance. Coun Pat Karney, Manchester City Council’s city centre spokesman, said: “As more people are required to return to work or choose to visit the city centre, it’s essential that we have prepared to ensure our residents are as safe as possible. "You’ll see more signage as a reminder to keep your distance, some roads have already been pedestrianised, and we’ll see more outdoor seating as well. This is all to reassure you that if you need to be in town, you are safe. “Manchester may look a little different in the coming months, but it will still be the city that you know and love.”

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Manchester news The Manchester streets being shut for outdoor dining and drinking space Manchester united news


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