Falkirk Delivers safe shopping and dining from April 26
Ready to reopen! Falkirk and the District Towns are set to welcome back customers.
Businesses across the town have been stocking shelves, polishing tables, and deep cleaning in preparation for most businesses opening their doors on the April 26.
Over the past few months Falkirk and the Districts have not seen a lot of footfall due to the stay-at-home order. However, they have seen an increase in visitors since hairdressers and barbers opened on April 6, and with the good weather, many have ventured into Falkirk to pick up lunch or coffee to go.
Ready, set, go
Falkirk Delivers have been doing everything they can to make sure businesses are ready to open their doors again. Street ambassador Janice, as well as handymen Alan and Dave have been travelling Falkirk and the District Towns (Bo’ness, Denny, Grangemouth and Stenhousemuir) with supplies of hand sanitiser and social distancing floor markings.
All spruced up
The team at Falkirk Delivers have also collaborated with ‘All Cleaned Up Scotland’ doing litter picks, pulling weeds, cleaning graffiti, and trimming bushes, providing some much-needed TLC to the town centre.
Falkirk Delivers also commissioned a video to showcase a lot of Falkirk’s businesses to getting ready for the public. They shared this video on their social media platforms and even featured a few new businesses opening in Falkirk from April 26, such as Scottish tapas restaurant Christies and the exciting new Sal’s Pizzeria.
New Covid marshals
Falkirk Deliver’s work in the district towns continues with the addition of Covid marshals from today. These marshals will be making their way through the district towns, handing out additional supplies of sanitiser and social distancing markers, as well as dispersing crowds and making sure queues stay orderly.
Elaine Grant, BID Manager said: “We cannot wait to welcome everyone back to Falkirk and the District Towns. It has been a lot of hard work getting the town ready for today. The past year has been tough for everyone, but our local businesses are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and hopefully now that they are able to trade we’ll see an increase in individuals coming back to the town centre.
“We’ve missed the hustle and bustle of people browsing the shops, meeting family for a coffee or having a drink with friends. So many of our businesses have adapted their business to suit restrictions, so we’re encouraging everyone to shop local, eat local and buy local.”
Find out more about the work of Falkirk Delivers here.