The Reopening High Streets Safely Fund is providing £50 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to councils across England to support the safe reopening of high streets and other commercial areas.
The fund has granted up to £301,870 for the towns in the East Riding of Yorkshire and extensive engagement has been undertaken with Ward Councillors, local businesses and trader groups, and Town and Parish Councils. This consultation has helped to identify the challenges for each location and devise ways of improving the town centre environment, understanding trading conditions and the attitudes of people visiting the high streets, and included:
- a local communications campaign to promote local town centres
- COVID-19 recovery plans for eight town centres
- online business support workshops
- installation of footfall counters
- traffic studies in Beverley and Driffield.
Find out more about the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund.
Pocklington parking study
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has commissioned a review of car parking arrangements within Pocklington town centre to review current, and future needs of vehicle parking for residents, workers and visitors to the town. This is in response to a Pocklington Town Centre Recovery Plan produced by The Retail Group in summer 2021 and has been funded by the ERDF 'Welcome Back Fund'.
A car parking survey has been launched with the majority requiring the respondent to choose options from a list and should take no longer than about 5-10 minutes to complete and can be accessed at: smartsurvey.co.uk/s/pocklingtonparking/