New Road Layout for Fleet - Planned events and activities
Fleet BID and Fleet Town Council are working with local businesses and organisations to organise a number of safe events including family activities, art events, music and entertainment. All activities will be in line with government guidance for social distancing.
Some of the activities planned to date are listed below.
Want to get involved?
If you are a local business or charity the space is available to be used (subject to being able to meet government guidance for social distancing) including::
- Cafés and restaurants can apply for a temporary pavement licence to use the pavement and road outside your business via Hart District Council’s website.
- Businesses in the BID area in Fleet can have a gazebo and have a pop up shop in the space.
- If you are a business in the BID area you can also ask suppliers or partner charities to get involved and use the space to promote products that you sell or raise awareness.
- Local charities and community groups are also free to use the space.
To find out more and book your space email firstname.lastname@example.org
New Road Layout for Fleet
Fleet Road has been temporarily closed between Church Road and Victoria Road to ensure residents and visitors can continue to shop safely in the town centre.
The part-pedestrianisation will mean more shoppers can maintain social distancing and support the economic recovery for the business community.
Restaurants and cafes can use the pavement for additional seating. This also allows more room for shoppers to pass and queue as necessary to enter shops. In addition a number of events and activities will be taking place that are in line with government guidance.
More details and how to access car parks are below.
Download the PDF here.
Why is this happening now?
Hart District Council have secured funding from central Government and the Local Enterprise Partnership to trial pedestrianisation along a section of Fleet Road as part of the Covid recovery plans.
High streets are changing, with more people shopping online and using town centres to enjoy eating out, events and activities rather than purely shopping. In addition to providing a safe space, pedestrianisation provides a traffic-free space, with reduced pollution, noise and a healthier, more enjoyable environment. The scheme will be closely monitored to ensure it remains suitable and appropriate for local conditions and needs, as well as how the changes might feed into longer term plans for Fleet.
More information can be found on Hart District Councils’s website here: https://www.hart.gov.uk/covid-19-fleet-road
During the temporary pedestrianisation, bus stops will be move to temporary stops on Albert Street.
Locations of the bus stops on Albert Street are marked with red dots on the map.
The Real Time Information units on Fleet Road will display messages advising people to find buses in Albert Street.
The aim is for new units to be installed on Albert Street.