With shops in the city centre starting to reopen, and in preparation for the reopening of restaurants, cafés and pubs from 4th July, our BID rangers have been hard at work preparing the city for further reopening.

This week, the rangers took to Kingsmead Square and Saw Close to do a deep clean of the area.

During lockdown, Saw Close with its range of takeaway food options saw the highest amount of footfall in the city, and we hope to see the area retain strong levels of footfall as neighbouring hospitality businesses reopen their doors.

To allow socially distanced visits to Kingsmead Square from 4th July, Kingsmead Square and Avon Street are set to close temporarily to traffic from 3rd July. Kingsmead Square and part of Avon Street will be closed to vehicles between 10am and 6pm from 3rd July until further notice.

The road closure is part of the measures to protect public health and is welcomed by the businesses in Kingsmead Square who are looking forward to the space under the tree feeling more connected to their shopfronts and the opportunities for outdoor dining that this will promote.

Cyclists will still be able to use the roads and essential or emergency operations including BID ranger responsive services will be granted access when needed. All restrictions will be lifted between the hours of 6pm and 10am.

The one-way traffic flow will be reversed to enable access to the private car park, and this restriction will operate at all times. Kingsmead Square public car park remains open and access to it will not be affected.

You can find out more about these temporary road closures here.