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Hospitality businesses across Rushcliffe encouraged to apply for outdoor pavement licences in time for Monday

Hospitality businesses have been encouraged to apply for outdoor pavement licences in time for welcoming back customers on Monday.

Pavement licences enable businesses to serve food and drink from an outside stall, introduce tables and seating in outdoor spaces, and place barriers or other items outside that will help support their operations.

Businesses in Rushcliffe should consider applying for their first outdoor licence can easily do so easily at buff.ly/3dNfl34.

West Bridgford High Street. (35742394)
West Bridgford High Street. (35742394)

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s executive manager for Neighbourhoods Dave Banks said: “Now is the time for hospitality business owners to review their outdoor space and consider increasing their capacity by applying for a pavement licence ahead of April 12.

“We know that so many of our residents are eager to return to their favourite establishments and where appropriate, these licences can allow premises to take up additional outside space to ensure their customers can return safely.

“Our licensing teams are on hand to help with any queries and can guide businesses through the process step by step which will include consultation with the Highways Authority. Simply email Licensing@rushcliffe.gov.uk to get started.”

Bingham Market Place. (42954219)
Bingham Market Place. (42954219)

Those with an existing licence granted by the council can continue to utilise their agreed outdoor space throughout the summer until September 2021.

The second stage of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown is currently set to begin no earlier than April 12 and will include the re-opening of non-essential retail and the reintroduction of outdoor hospitality.

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