Helping our residents to socially distance safely

Published: 19 June 2020

Coronavirus updates


Helping our residents to socially distance safely

We must all continue to control the spread of coronavirus by washing our hands, wearing masks on public transport, and of course, observing social distancing.

The easing of the lockdown restrictions continues but the need to maintain social distancing presents challenges. We have been working with schools to re-open safely, preparing for non-essential shops to re-open, and keeping pathways clear to help provide more space, to ensure a 2-metre distance, where possible.

To help with this we have been placing social distancing signs in town centres and outside schools, removing excess street furniture including barriers, bins and benches and cutting back vegetation to make pathways wider and clear of any obstructions.

If residents see somewhere on the public highway that needs some urgent attention they can report it to us by emailing

Help keep our pathways clear

You can help by:

  • removing bins from outside your property as soon as possible after they have been emptied
  • cutting back any bushes or hedges on your property growing over public pathways
  • parking your vehicle considerately

Please check for any active birds’ nests before undertaking any bush or hedge trimming.

Help with social distancing

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