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Shoppers are urged to “shop locally and shop safely” as part of a campaign to support businesses on Barnet’s main streets and town centers.

The Barnet Council’s Discover Barnet campaign started on Monday and will run through the summer.

The idea behind this program is to encourage residents to support local business owners to ensure that the main streets of Barnet are able to overcome the damage caused by the past year and provide them with the support they they need for a positive and prosperous future.

Venerable Mayor of Barnet, Cllr Caroline Stock, said: “After the year we have all endured, the great streets of Barnet will only thrive if the local community embraces them and helps feed them to the meeting places and the dynamic centers they once were.

“Our shopping streets have never been so under such pressure. We can all do our part to help. This spring we have a real opportunity to support and celebrate our local merchants by exploring our local stores and returning to the much loved businesses that we know so well and have missed a lot in recent months. ”

Barnet has more high streets than any other borough in London, and large-scale city center redevelopment projects are underway in Finchley, Edgware and Brent Cross.

The Temporary Street Space Fund and Temporary Street Trade Licenses make it easier for businesses to operate under current coronavirus regulations.

With the easing of restrictions, Cllr Stock has warned residents to continue to follow the rules.

She said: “Safety is paramount to keeping our local businesses and services open. We all need to embrace social distancing, wear face masks indoors, and follow the COVID protective measures Barnet’s businesses have worked so hard to put in place. With this, we can hope to return to some degree of normalcy, rekindle old relationships and create new ones with the businesses and communities that are at the heart of our high streets. ”

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This notice was published: 2021-04-13 14:45:00