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Photograph of Eccleston Street, Prescot

Drivers urged to follow restrictions around pedestrianised areas in Prescot

by Alison Cornmell

As part of the Government’s roadmap to recovery, the hospitality sector reopened from 12 April providing table service in outdoor settings.

To continue the safe reopening of hospitality businesses, drivers are reminded that there are pedestrianised areas in Prescot Town Centre and the restrictions in place must be adhered to. Many areas in the town centre have been set up to provide an outdoor hospitality offer, enabling businesses to once more open their doors.

A Knowsley Council spokesperson said:

“The reopening of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars is a great boost to the local economy, as well as a sign that life is slowly returning to normality. Providing everyone continues to play their part and follow the rules, we can hopefully continue to successfully progress through the roadmap with the next step allowing hospitality businesses to welcome customers indoors.”

In Prescot, Knowsley Council have provided marquees to hospitality businesses on Eccleston Street and Leyland Street to support their safe re-opening and facilitate outdoor trading with some also providing outdoor seating areas,  particularly along Eccleston Street which is a pedestrianised area.

The council spokesperson continues:

“So that the public can enjoy their new freedoms we wish to remind drivers of the times when driving on pedestrianised areas is and isn’t allowed. Together we can enjoy the easing of lockdown restrictions safely and ensure we continue to make positive progress.”

Access to Eccleston Street by car is permitted for access to premises only between midnight and 10am. At all other times it is closed to traffic.