AFTER the success of the recent ‘Love Local Business’ campaign in partnership with the Hampshire Chronicle and Winchester City Council, the BID are now teaming up with the Chronicle again.

The BID has launched ‘Safe and Open’ which will support businesses as they reopen and we progress through the Government’s roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions.


As businesses welcome back customers for the first time this year, we have put together a gallery to show you which traders are now open. To see who has opened their doors, click here.

The next step to follow this will take place no earlier than May 17 when it is hoped that indoor hospitality, indoor entertainment and attractions, indoor sport, remaining accommodation and remaining outdoor entertainment will be able to reopen.

For Winchester city centre businesses reopening at this time there will again be opportunities to be included in special features in the Chronicle both in print and online.

Executive director of Winchester BID, Dr Paul Spencer, said: “Following the announcement from Government of the roadmap out of lockdown, we are all looking forward to returning to a more normal way of life and we are excited about our city centre beginning to reopen again!

"Over the past 12 months many local businesses have pivoted to continue trading in different ways. Many have adapted and shown innovation and resilience under extremely challenging circumstances to continue to serve their customers and clients and support the community.

"Our local businesses contribute to the economy, culture and life of our wonderful city and this is why we must all show them our support and ensure we continue to love local business as we emerge from the pandemic.”

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