High Street, Kibworth Beauchamp – Pedestrian Social Distancing

Districts across the country, like HDC, have been given funding to help businesses open on 15 June. Changes are being made in Market Harborough, Lutterworth, Kibworth Beauchamp and Fleckney. Here in Kibworth Beauchamp, temporary changes are being implemented from Monday 15 June. On High Street, the parking bay will be used to ensure 2m social distancing from other shoppers when walking along between Smeeton Road and the disabled space, which will remain.

Checking my old files, the original pavement in 2005 was this wide before the current parking bays were installed using highways contributions from the Kibworth Meadows estate. We didn’t need traffic calming back then as the cars parked along High Street provided a natural barrier and speed reduction measure.

Please use the car parks provided, and walk down, to ensure we continue to support our local businesses in opening. We don’t know how long this will remain, but probably into July when it is thought hospitality & hairdresser businesses could open.