A public consultation has been launched in Peasedown St John, asking for views on what changes need to be made to ensure ‘safe’ social distancing can take place in the village.
Led by Bath and North East Somerset Councillors for the village, Cllr Karen Walker and Cllr Sarah Bevan (Independents), residents have six weeks to submit their views.
Cllr Karen Walker said: “The coronavirus pandemic has not only caused temporary changes to the way we live our lives, but it’s also going to have an impact on how we interact with each other for some years to come.
“Social distancing is now the ‘new norm’, and we need to look at what changes need to be made to the public realm, to ensure we can all visit the shops, recreational areas, churches, nurseries and schools – whilst at the same time creating space for two metres of social distancing around each person.”
The local councillors want to hear from residents, businesses, faith leaders and community group representatives.
All views submitted during the consultation period will be read and analysed.
Cllr Sarah Bevan added: “Are there pavements in Peasedown that need to be widened? Do changes need to be made to bus stop waiting areas? Do more cycle lanes need to be created, and if so where would they go?
“Some of the proposed changes, if approved by B&NES Council, are going to cost money, so we’ll be lobbying the council leadership to ask for additional funding for our village to make these essential ‘social distancing’ changes to the public realm.”
Residents living in Peasedown St John can submit their views in writing by:
- Emailing [email protected]
- Sending a letter to Peasedown St John Community Library, 33a St John’s Close, Peasedown St John, Bath, BA2 8JG.
All views must be submitted by 5pm on Tuesday 30th June.