Following the announcement by the Chief Minister on Thursday 14th May 2020 that “non-essential” retail can open from Monday 18th May 2020 Ramsey Town Commissioners have been requested by DfE to implement the temporary pedestrianisation of Parliament Street during core business hours. This has been requested to allow social distancing to be maintained by pedestrians.
Parliament Street, from the junction with West Street, will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic daily (except Sunday) from 10 am to 4pm with effect from Monday 18th May 2020 to ensure there is adequate room to provide suitable space for safe social distancing and reduce the risk posed by vehicles.
Permits are available from the Town Hall for logistics and delivery companies who require access to businesses on Parliament Street to make deliveries. Details on how to apply for a permit can found on the “Parliament Street Permit” quick link at www.ramsey.gov.im.
Christian Street will remain open during this time and pedestrians are asked to cross with care.
During the week commencing 18th May 2020 we will introduce a series of measures help those visiting Ramsey to shop. These will include the designation of additional “disabled” parking bays on Water Street and in the Plaza/Parsonage Road Car Park, the introduction of some 30 minute “collection” parking spaces in Market Place Car Park and the introduction of a 2 hour limit in the Plaza/Parsonage Road Car Park. Further details of these will be published separately.
Chairman of Ramsey Town Commissioners, Mr Andy Cowie, commented “I am pleased that another sector is now able to open up for business safely and we look forward to the gradual return of our retail sector without compromising the safety of our residents.
- We will monitor the impact of this temporary pedestrianisation and ensure it meets the needs of the town
- Work with business owners and government and revise these processes if needed
- Keep you informed through our website and social media
- Keep you updated with any changes
- Keep the safety of our staff, residents and visitors as our highest priority
I anticipate that this step will allow more of our businesses to function safely and provide additional services for our Town"