Reduced hours for the temporary closure of Keynsham High Street introduced in July to provide more space for social distancing will come into operation tomorrow (October 23).
Following discussions with residents and businesses, Bath & North East Somerset Council is relaxing the road closure to operate from 10am to 4pm each day instead of 9am to 5pm.
This will allow greater opportunities for vulnerable people to access the shops and services they need and give businesses more time to access their premises. All other restrictions will remain the same.
The temporary closure was introduced on July 13 under emergency measures due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, the council has monitored the measures and engaged with residents, businesses, users of the High Street and local councillors.
Full details of the access restrictions can be found at www.bathnes.gov.uk/bathsocialdistancing
Residents have also been asked to put forward locations for longer-term improvements designed to reduce the use of vehicles on our roads. Views were invited on the Liveable Neighbourhoods website up until the consultation closed on October 18 and the council is currently reviewing the feedback received. You can view the three Liveable Neighbourhoods strategies and consultation summary here https://bathnesliveablestreets.commonplace.is
For all updates on coronavirus, visit the council’s dedicated webpage at https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/coronavirus