Help To Make Shopping Safe For Christmas

A festive helping hand is being offered to shoppers in Cirencester in the countdown to Christmas.

A new team of town centre “ambassadors” is hitting the streets in a bid to ensure a safe Christmas shopping environment for everyone.

Every day from Monday to Saturday until 23rd December, a member of the team will patrol the streets from 10am-3pm reminding shoppers about social distancing and staying safe, as well as encouraging them to visit local retailers.

Ambassadors will also be based at the Local Information Centre in Bingham House, Dyer Street, to deal with enquiries and ensure a safe shopping experience.

Cirencester Town Council is running the initiative with funding from the government’s Re-opening High Streets Safely fund, supplied by the European Regional Development Fund and delivered by Cotswold District Council.

Johan Newman, deputy chief executive of Cirencester Town Council said, “We know some people have had concerns about shopping safely in the town centre during the pandemic.

“The ambassadors are not there to enforce the rules but to advise and help to ensure everyone can enjoy a happy and safe shopping experience.”