Hunstanton Mayor says “Explore from Your Door”
Hunstanton Mayor Cllr Tony Bishopp is asking the public to stay local and 'explore from their door' this weekend as concerns rise the town could see an increase in visitor numbers as the weather improves.Cllr Bishopp stated "With the country still in tightened restrictions as part of the National Lockdown, I am asking you all to 'stay local and explore from your door'. Staying local means you must only leave your homes for a limited number of reasons. This includes to shop for food or essential items, to go to work if you cannot work from home, to exercise once per day, seek emergency help or attend education, childcare or medical appointments. Staying local means staying within your village, town or city. We must stick with the rules and not become complacent or lose sight of why these restrictions are in place – to reduce the spread of the disease, protect the NHS and save lives. We know people love to visit Hunstanton, but trips here will have to wait".Town Clerk Jan Roomes reported "Disappointingly, I have received calls from local residents reportingpeople travelling over 100 miles to the town over the past week" and reminds visitors that "travelling tostay in second homes or other rentals is not allowed at this time".Cllr Maureen Howard, Chairman on HTC's Community Engagement Working Panel said "We're lookingforward to welcoming visitors back to Hunstanton when it's safe to do so but for now, please play yourpart in helping to stop the spread of this deadly virus and if you do head out for exercise, stay local."Cllr Bishopp ended by saying "I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who is continuing to follow Government advice to stay at home where possible. It is more important than ever that we all carry on acting responsibly, as the large majority of residents are doing in Hunstanton."We know how hard this lockdown is and the devastating impact the absence of visitors are having on local businesses with the forced closure of hotels, B & B's, holiday parks, pubs, restaurants and leisure destinations but the light really is at the end of the tunnel as vaccines are rolled out every day to our most vulnerable people and front line workers.We all want to avoid any further lockdowns so we have to follow the rules for now.
Posted: Thu, 18 Feb 2021 18:29 by Amanda Knight