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COVID-19 Support


As well as delivering exciting new projects over the next 5 years to help the town’s businesses under 3 new themes, we are also committed to providing further COVID-19 support throughout 2021 and beyond, for as long as it is needed. 

Our COVID-19 Support

When the UK entered lockdown in March 2020 we quickly re-assessed our work and acted to support businesses, listening and responding to new needs. Our response has been in three key stages:


With the closure of all non-essential business our immediate response was to provide:


As lockdown was due to ease, our focus shifted to helping our businesses and the town to be in a position to welcome customers and visitors again safely. We provided:


After the majority of businesses re-opened we started to focus on the short and long term recovery, with projects focusing on encouraging footfall back to the town. These included: