The last two years have provided our local businesses operating in the night-time economy with a great deal of challenges, which is why we are encouraging you to get out and support our local bars, restaurants, cinemas and theatres in a safe manner.
We can all have a happier and healthier spring if we use our local towns responsibly – and continue to wear face masks in busy indoor areas.
We’ve made a series of 11 short films encouraging people to enjoy the night life at each of our eleven towns – we hope you enjoy them.
We’ve come a long way since the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions began in the spring of 2021 and we want to continue to support our local economy in 2022.
Our regulatory services team is continuing to offer guidance and support to businesses. If you have any questions or concerns, our officers are here to help.
To support hospitality businesses, we have amended our temporary pavement licence, making it free for businesses to apply. The licences, also known as ‘alfresco licences’, are valid until September 2022 and grant permission to set up temporary outside seating on pavements.