Safer, Greener, Healthier routes in Brentwood town centre – interim High Street closure to vehicles, except buses and cycles, from 4 July 2020
Essex County Council and Brentwood Borough Council have been working together to make the town centre safer for people during the COVID-19 crisis. Called ‘Safer, Greener, Healthier’, the scheme aims to help social distancing by providing larger, safer spaces in key locations for town centre shoppers, residents, workers and visitors.
Brentwood High Street will be closed to vehicles, except for buses and cycles from 4 July from 9am to 6pm, 7 days a week.
Full details of the temporary measures and a map of the Brentwood town centre is available on the Essex Highways website.
Blue badge parking on the High Street has been relocated to St Thomas’s Road. There are additional blue badge parking spaces available at the William Hunter Way, Chatham Way and multi-storey car parks.
We welcome all feedback, comments and ideas and we will quickly alter the measures as needed. If they are successful, some changes could become permanent, as part of Essex County Council’s move to more sustainable forms of transport. Thank you for your patience as we introduce these measures. Please help us to improve them with your comments by email to SGH.Routes@essex.gov.uk
Brentwood Council will be gathering the views of residents, visitors and businesses to help assess the success or otherwise of these measures on the High Street. Essex County Council will conduct a survey as well as having staff present in the town centre to collect feedback.
If you have any questions about the interim measures for the High Street, please email email@example.com.
We welcome your thoughts on the temporary closure of Brentwood High Street to vehicles, except buses and cycles, to create more social distancing space. It is important that we gather information to help us assess the success of this trial and therefore ask if you could complete the following short survey:
Brentwood Open Facebook group
Brentwood borough retail, hospitality and leisure businesses are encouraged to promote their current offers in the Brentwood Open Facebook group, which is supported by the Brentwood Business Partnership sponsored by Beresfords and Tees.
Residents can ask for and give recommendations for Brentwood borough-based businesses to help support our local eocnomy.
Support for businesses
We have produced printed COVID-19 Secure information packs to distribute to local businesses. If you would like an extra copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shop safe posters
The Economic Development team have created a library of posters for shops and businesses to use in their windows to promote safe shopping in the borough.