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UPDATED INFORMATION Hitchin Town Centre Businesses 20/8/20
Local business outbreak advice from Public Health Hertfordshire 
Over the past few weeks we have been lobbying the Herts County Council to clarify the processes and procedures adopted by North Herts Council in the event of a local outbreak within a premises. I am pleased to inform you that Jim McManus, Director of Public Health Hertfordshire has now published advice on these matters. Please CLICK HERE to view the advice for businesses. Please also CLICK HERE to download the 'Play Your Part' poster. 

Please follow the below links for further support 
NHS Test and Trace service and other government information
Hertfordshire County Council information
Practical suggestions and signage to keep your business safe
NHS Test and trace workplace guidelines
Govt guidance on maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors

Find out how government financial incentives could boost your business – Monday 16th September at 6pm
The government has introduced a range of financial incentives and initiatives for businesses who are looking to create vacancies and work experience opportunities for young people.
We are offering all businesses the opportunity to find out more through a free webinar, delivered by Hitchin resident and business owner, Anna Morrison CBE. We will be covering traineeships, kickstart, apprenticeships, T Levels and much more! To book your place, CLICK HERE 

Cardboard Collections 
As our free cardboard collection service is growing week by week, we now have a dedicated Ranger responsible for scheduling collections. If you haven't had a collection or need to book or amend your collection day/s please contact Tim on 07595414578 

Marketing, Events and Promotions
We are working hard to create a series of marketing, events, and promotional activities to highlight the offer of the town. To compliment the new HitchinBasket.com website, we are creating a series of speciality shop and eat maps for the public to use while visiting the town. Although many activities have been postponed, we are looking forward to bringing back new events in the autumn/winter such as family friendly trails, Street Days and speciality markets. if you have any additional suggestions on future events and promotions 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
  • External 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

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