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During the COVID 19 pandemic with each day passing we hear sad news about people losing their lives and are aware of the expected negative impact on businesses and people’s livelihoods.

The Lock Down period has provided some people with more time to stop and think than in normal circumstances therefore we think now is the time to start to draft a framework of actions to create a Sevenoaks Town Centre Recovery Plan.

The recommendations for Recovery Plans is that they address four stages – see below.

Sevenoaks Town Partnership is inviting all interested parties to join them in a zoom meeting to be held at

11am on Thursday 30th April 2020

To discuss the creation of the Sevenoaks Town Centre Recovery Plan and in particular Stage 2 providing innovative ideas to encourage footfall back to the Town Centre and other shopping areas in the town. To enable putting in place plans and ideas ready for post COVID 19. If you wish to participate please contact Steph Harrison [email protected] and she will provide you with a zoom access code in due course.  Alternatively, please email us with your ideas.

Stage 1

Crisis

The Government, Kent County Council and Sevenoaks District Council supported by the Chamber of Commerce, Sevenoaks Town Partnership and Sevenoaks Town Council are providing information to enable financial assistance where it is available.

Stage 2

Post COVID 19

Framework for Recovery

We need to collectively think of ideas to encourage footfall back to the Town Centre and other shopping areas in the town.

Putting in place plans and ideas ready for the Post COVID 19, rather than thinking about them when we reach this stage.

Innovation should be encouraged.

Stage 3

Pre Recovery

This stage is about building capacity for recovery and transformation

Working together on good ideas and plans to encourage people back to our high streets.

Putting Stage 2 into action.

Stage 4

Recovery

& Transformation

Establishing what the new ‘normal’ is going to be for the Town Centre and how businesses will work within this.

In the short time that COVID 19 has impacted the UK businesses have shown their creativity and ability to adapt and this might need to continue in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew

Andrew Eyre

Chairman

Sevenoaks Town Partnership

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