Joint statement: Cllr Miles Parkinson, Leader of Hyndburn Borough Council, Cllr Marlene Haworth, Leader of the Opposition and Sara Britcliffe, MP for Hyndburn and Haslingden

Our local retailers and independent shops need our community now more than ever as we work towards recovery. High Streets in Hyndburn have begun to reopen, and we have seen a huge amount of support from residents for our local independent retailers. It has been fantastic to see people shopping on our highstreets once again.

We want to protect the local economy, protect local businesses and protect jobs, to do this we need Hyndburn residents to think about our High Streets when they are purchasing food, clothes, gifts or require services. We are urging people to join our #ThinkHyndburn campaign, shop locally and spread the word about all the great businesses on our doorstep.

The campaign has been welcomed to Hyndburn and made possible through the ‘Reopening High Streets Safely Fund’, awarded by Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and The Regional Development Fund. It will allow the #ThinkHyndburn initiative to continue over the coming months, encouraging shoppers back to the Highstreet and helping businesses to reopen.

We understand many people may feel wary about venturing out for the first time since lockdown. We want to reassure people that measures are in place to protect our community and Hyndburn’s Shops have worked hard to become ‘covid secure’. Hyndburn Borough council’s Environmental Health/Food Officers have also been hard at work ensuring all businesses have the necessary tools and information to safely reopen and are available to support anyone who needs it.

When shopping please keep your distance from others, wash your hands frequently, wear a face covering in enclosed public spaces and stay alert to your surroundings. As lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted, please remember the threat of Covid-19 has not gone away. It is essential that you self-isolate and follow instructions if contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

Please remember, help is available if you need it, please do not suffer alone. Our Hyndburn Hub is working 7-days a week to provide essential support, if you or someone you know are in urgent need of assistance please do reach out.

To help the team get back to you as quickly as possible please email in the first instance: enquiries@hyndburnbc.gov.uk visit Hyndburn Council’s website, or call: 01254 388 111

You can also contact Sara Britcliffe, MP directly with any questions or concerns via:
sara.britcliffe.mp@parliament.uk
Constituency office: 14 Broadway, Accrington, BB5 1HZ
Telephone: 07933 725657
Westminster office: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Telephone: 0270 219 3000
Twitter: @SarBritcliffeMP Facebook: fb.com/saraalicebritcliffe