THE pedestrianisation measures in place in Truro city centre are being adjusted from Sunday.

The temporary measure was put in place to help customers get back to the high street safely during a time when social distancing remains a part of everyday life.

The Truro Partnership – Truro City Council, Truro Business Improvement District (BID) and Visit Truro – has been meeting on a regular basis to review the closures in the city centre, consulting with businesses, Cornwall Council, Truro councillors and the community.

The measures were put in place on June 15, the day that non-essential shops were able to reopen, and were possible thanks to a £25,000 grant from the Government's Reopening High Streets Safety Fund.

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However, that cash is about to run out and therefore, the Truro Partnership has taken the decision that as of Sunday (July 19) measures will be amended.

Due to Sundays being a quieter day in the town with many shops and eateries remaining shut, there will no longer be road closures.

From Monday the temporary road closures will still run in Boscawen Street, along with Pydar Street, High Cross, King Street, St Nicholas Street, Lower Lemon Street, Duke Street and part of Quay Street.

However, roads will now be closed from 11am to 3pm on Mondays to Saturdays, to coincide with main trading hours.

The Truro team said it believed that this would still support shoppers to queue for shops appropriately, as well as allowing disabled visitors to access the disabled parking bays in Boscawen Street and allow more flexibility for business to take deliveries.

The Reopening High Street’s Safely Fund has been used to pay for marshalls positioned at high footfall road closure points, along with social distancing signage.

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Owner of Inhabit gift shop in Truro and chairman of Truro Business Improvement District, Kristian Fleming, said: “We’ve had some great feedback from customers who love having space to shop in Truro.

"Given the current funding situation, the best option is to adjust the timings from 11am until 3pm on Mondays to Saturday and drop Sundays so that the measures can continue further into the school summer holidays.

"We hope this will still give both locals and holiday makers reassurance to come to Truro’s shops and eateries now they too have reopened.

"We encourage all businesses to keep welcoming customers back and show that in Truro we are still creating the best environment that we can for people to shop.”

Mayor of Truro Cllr Bert Biscoe added: "Truro is cautiously getting back to trading and it is heartening to see people coming into town to do their business.

"Many are planning their visits, helping everybody by trying to ‘Keep Left’, and queuing, making appointments and being thoughtful and patient.

"It’s a good atmosphere. However, it is important that disabled people can access the town, and that smaller businesses can get deliveries in as they need. So, closing streets a little later and reopening earlier is good sense."