Preston City Council views the health and success of the high street and city centre as a strategic priority.
According to the Business Improvement District, footfall to the city centre decreased by an average of 85% during the pandemic lockdown.
The recovery phase of the pandemic requires a careful balance to support the short, medium and long-term success of the city centre while maintaining the lowest possible risk to visitors, employees and business owners.
With the support of the Re-opening High Streets Safely Fund, Preston City Council is committed to working with key partners, including the Business Improvement District and Lancashire County Council, as well as engaging with local businesses wherever possible, to support a successful, phased, recovery.
The 4 areas of scope outlined by the Re-opening High Streets Safely guidance are:
Preston City Council is currently waiting for further information and a Funding Agreement, after which the Project Action Plan will be published.
Supplier opportunities related to this funding can be found below:
This is an invitation for an agency to submit a proposal to work with Preston City Council to implement communications and public information activity to ensure that reopening of local economies can be managed successfully and safely.
The commission is supported by the Re-opening High Streets Safely Fund.