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Social distancing measures introduced on Watford High Street

Watford High Street

The Council have confirmed that access to the centre will be limited

As part of the town’s phased re-opening, road closures will be enforced on Watford High Street from this weekend. Hertfordshire County Council is implementing plans to alter the town centre in order to maintain two metre spaces and social distancing.

The Council have confirmed that access to the centre will be limited, the Water Lane entrance closing on Saturday (May23rd).

There will be no access to the lower section of the High Street through to Kings Street for vehicles except for buses, delivery vehicles, taxis and blue badge holders. Parking in that area is also suspended. Blue badge holders can use the guaranteed spaces in the Kings or Gade carpark by displaying their blue badge. The restrictions will be in place during usual shopping hours.

Watford Borough Council say that changes will be made in order to improve the safety and experience when moving around the town.

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “Watford town centre is such an important part of our town and we know people will be looking forward to seeing it come to life again. However, it is critical that we put everyone’s safety first and making sure people have enough shared space is vital.”

Hertfordshire County Council will also be introducing changes to other town centre's including Borehamwood and its high street.

 

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