Marlow town centre has undergone a number of changes to make sure that shopping is a safe experience for those living in the town.

Following the Government's announcement that shops were to reopen on Monday, June 15 [yesterday], the town council confirmed that with the help of Transport for Bucks, the installation of additional pedestrian crossing points, as well as ‘20 is Plenty’ signs will be implemented in the centre of Marlow within the coming weeks.

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The signs will be in the centre of Marlow to encourage drivers to slow down.

Permission has also been granted to suspend two parking bays in the High Street for two new bike racks, with the council exploring funding sources for these with Buckinghamshire Council.

The Mayor of Marlow, Richard Scott, said: “We want Marlow to open with the maximum safety precautions in place, and we’re hoping these measures will encourage people to visit the town and use its facilities again.”

Buckinghamshire Council has also given guidance to residents who think that some pavements in the town are 'too narrow' to follow the two-metre social distancing rule. 

This comes after MTC confirmed that the pavements along the High Street would be ‘one-way’.

This was met with mixed reaction with one Marlow resident starting a petition to get the pavements in the town widened.

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However, following the criticism, it was confirmed by both MTC and BC that two parking bays at the bottom of the High Street have been suspended so that pedestrians can pass at a safe distance, with permanent barriers to be installed this week.

It was also confirmed that more signs reminding pedestrians of the ‘one-way’ system will be provided soon.

For more information about the changes to the centre of Marlow, click here.