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Mayor welcomes reopening shops

Wednesday 17 June 2020

The Mayor of Hertford took to the streets on Monday to welcome back the town's retailers as shops reopen as lockdown measures ease.

Boutiques and antiques, electrical and homeware, jewellers and florists are opening their doors to customers once more, alongside essential businesses such as food outlets and pharmacies who have been open and serving the local community during lockdown.

The Mayor of Hertford, Cllr Bob Deering said: "We have a wonderfully diverse selection of local shops and businesses, befitting of our status of County Town - I for one have missed them all very much and I’m sure our local residents of Hertford and the surrounding areas have also.

"It is a proven fact that for every £10 spent locally, this becomes £50 when spent with other local businesses, so supporting our local shops means we are helping our local economy to thrive, which benefits us all. If you live in Hertford or nearby - do please shop locally and support our businesses at a time when they really do need it."

Hertfordshire County Council has implemented social distancing measures to ensure a comfortable shopping environment, plus all businesses are putting new health and safety measures in place to provide a safe shopping experience for customers.

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