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UPDATED INFORMATION Hitchin Town Centre Businesses 30/6/20
As many more businesses look to reopen in Hitchin town centre, we are working hard to help you access the information, equipment and guidance you need to ensure a safe and successful return to trading. As well as this we have an exciting new project on Hitchin Market place and plenty of discount/subsidised PPE available.
 
I appreciate there is a lot of information to take in so I am here to answer any questions you may have or put you in touch with the right organisation or person to ensure you get the help you need. Please get in touch with me anytime by calling 07597380818 or email me tom.hardy@hitchinherts.com      
 
Useful information on reopening
I have sourced the most up to date relevant information on reopening your business. Please click on the industry that best fits your business to read up on the latest information.

Close contact services hairdressers, barbers, tattooists, and massage therapists
Hotels and other guest accommodation
Offices and contact centres
Restaurants, pubs, bars, and takeaway services
Shops and branches

Please do get in touch if you have any questions around reopening safely under the new Government rules and guidlines. 

Hitchin 'eatALFRESCO'
We are now taking bookings for the new Hitchin eatALFRESCO opportunity. Using the Hitchin Market Place, town centre restaurants will have the chance (from Monday 13th July) to operate an outdoor dining area. This is only open to cafes and restaurants and priority will be given to those that do not have outdoor spaces. Please Click Here to access the booking form and read the terms and conditions. For more information please contact marketing@hitchinherts.com 
 
Hand Sanitisers, Face Masks & Floor Stickers  
We have plenty of equipment available to ensure you and your staff are as safe as possible while trading in the town centre. The Information Centre is open Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 4:30pm for you to come and collect reopening packs and extra products. If you cannot make it over, contact our Rangers who can drop them off. Please call 07540706832 or email rangers@hitchinherts.com 
 
  • Hand Sanitiser 500ml 70% Alcohol - £5
  • Outdoor/indoor social distancing floor stickers - £2
  • Cotton washable facemasks - £25 (pack of 50)
  • IIR anti droplet 95% filtration facemasks - £35 (Pack of 50)
  • Anti-bacterial wipes - £3

Pedestrianisation
We have been working with Herts County Council, North Herts Council and Highways on reducing through traffic in parts of the town centre to promote social distancing. From mid-July, the High Street will be closed Monday to Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm to all traffic. Sun Street and Bucklersbury will be pedestrian and cycles only with the exemption of deliveries and disabled parking. This is being delivered under and Experimental Traffic Order and will be monitored on a regular basis to ensure we are providing the right balance between visitors using the town and businesses trading. I have also been in touch with the local MP to investigate fast track ways of closing roads to allow additional outdoor dining in the town.
 
HitchinBasket.com 
The towns new business directory website has seen huge numbers of visitors. If you get a chance, please go on your profile and let us know if the information is correct. You can add additional pictures, videos and social media feeds. Please get in touch with marketing@hitchinherts.com