Havant Borough Council makes changes to help social distancing on high streets

Friday, 26 June, 2020

Havant Borough Council has made temporary changes to road layouts in the borough’s high streets to make it easier for shoppers to maintain social distancing and stay safe.

Some locations across the borough have been identified as having limited footway widths and do not allow for social distancing to be maintained.

On-street car parking has been suspended and barriers put up amongst other measures to make space on the road for people to walk, queue and maintain social distancing.

The locations that have been identified are:

  • North Street, Havant - two locations
  • South Street, Havant
  • Market Parade, Havant
  • Southern end of London Road, Waterlooville
  • Emsworth

Councillor Michael Wilson, Leader of Havant Borough Council said: “With high streets reopening and more businesses due to follow on 4 July, our high streets will be getting busier.

“The threat of coronavirus has not gone away, and it is important to give shoppers the confidence that a return to the high street will be a safe one.

"Under normal circumstances, we would have consulted more with local businesses ahead of making these changes but with high streets reopening from 15 June, we had to act quickly. We welcome feedback from local businesses and have already made changes based on our conversations.

"These measures are temporary and will be continually reviewed with changes made as appropriate."

More details about the road changes is available on our Traffic Management webpages.