Labour-led St Helens Borough Council is hosting a webinar on Monday 29th March which will look at how it can support businesses to reopen and work together to make residents feel safe in coming back to the high streets in places like St Helens, Earlestown, Newton, Rainhill and Rainford.
The ideas from the session will help support the council’s work looking at the recovery of the local economy in the face of the most difficult year of trading the majority of businesses have faced.
Labour Councillor Seve Gomez-Aspron, Deputy Leader at St Helens Borough Council and Cabinet Member for Reset and Recovery, said: “The impact on businesses across our borough, particularly those who have repeatedly had to open then close again, is huge. We’ve been doing all we can to support businesses with a range of grants in the past year through the council delivering grants and as part of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority funding to try and sustain the vital businesses in our borough. As we look forward to our high streets reopening, hopefully without any further closures, we want to hear from businesses on what we can do to support them, give residents confidence and peace of mind that they can use our local businesses safely and encourage them to back our local economy after so many have faced an unimaginably difficult year of trading.”
The session is open to businesses and other stakeholders, due to high demand, it will be a ticketed event and you must book your place in advance.
To sign up to the session, which takes place at 5pm on Monday 29th March, visit https://reopenthehighstreetsafely.eventbrite.co.uk