Mole Valley District Council’s ‘Mole Valley Together’ campaign to guide residents and businesses through re-opening high streets safely began today (22 July) with advertising online, in local magazines and a postcard door drop. The campaign is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and seeks to give residents, workers and visitors the confidence to come back to our high streets, with the reassurance that local businesses have safely reopened, as well as asking them to play their part.
Look out for the #molevalleytogether on social media and visit molevalleytogether.co.uk to find out all you need to know about your local high street or shopping parade re-opening. If you are a local business, use the hashtag and tag us in your social media.
Councillor Clayton Wellman, Cabinet Member for Sustainable Economy said, “I’m determined to help Mole Valley’s economy recover. More and more local businesses have now re-opened and they have had to invest and prepare to welcome customers safely. They have been busy;
- Completing individual Coronavirus-secure risk assessments to ensure that all safety criteria have been considered for customers and staff
- Implementing social distancing measures
- Establishing queueing systems
- Displaying safety stickers and signs to remind people of and enhance safety measures
- Providing hand sanitiser and limiting customer numbers in their store
“I’m so proud of all of them. Now it’s our turn to make sure that our beautiful district is vibrant and bustling once again, while keeping coronavirus under control. We’re such a wonderful and strong community and we’ve proved in recent months that together we can deliver incredible things. We all want to stay safe in Mole Valley and it takes all of us to succeed.
“High street businesses cannot wait to welcome you back safely. Please don’t let them down. Use #molevalleytogether and show your support.”
- To ensure that we can all use our high streets and town centres safely, please remember to;
- Practice social distancing
- Follow queuing signs
- Wash or sanitise your hands often
- Use contactless payment where possible
- Make sure you have a face covering, as this will be mandatory (unless you are exempt) in all shops from 24 July
- When requested, please provide your contact details to help support Track and Trace
- Be considerate, patient and kind – we all have the same objective to stay safe
European Regional Development Fund
The project has been allocated up to £77,000 of funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regeneration. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding