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

As part of the Prime Minister’s roadmap to recovery, on Monday 15th June we will see the next phase of retail openings in Hyndburn. Non-essential retail shops will be open such as those selling clothes, shoes, toys, furniture and electronics. Our Indoor Market will also be open in addition to our Outdoor Market and we are looking forward to welcoming Hyndburn residents back into our townships and highstreets to support each other.

In order for businesses to be able to open from this date they will have taken the necessary steps to become ‘covid-secure’ including risk assessments and putting measures in place to meet health and safety legislation. It is important we get our economy up and running, safely and securely. For any businesses needing support in reopening please do visit Hyndburn Council’s website for further information.

We would like to reassure residents that we are working closely with business owners to re-open our highstreets safely and social distancing will remain key throughout this. The support of Hyndburn residents is needed now more than ever as we move to the next phase of our recovery. By choosing to shop within Hyndburn you are supporting our economy, our people and our future.

When shopping or accessing indoor public spaces, such as the Market Hall, we are encouraging people to wear face coverings if possible, to protect themselves and other people. From Monday 15th June wearing a face covering will be mandatory on public transport, more information about this and exemptions can be found at gov.uk.

As MP, Leader and Opposition Leader we will continue to work for Hyndburn. In the last three months Hyndburn Council have issued more than £21m in additional funding to help local business and Hyndburn has been recognised national for leading the country in its efforts to support the local economy.

The recent additional money, in the form of the ‘Local Business Discretionary Grants Fund’ will allow a further £1m of payments to help struggling businesses. These grants will help support local businesses by providing much needed funding to help them meet the cost of continuing to run their business during this difficult time.

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