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Stevenage Borough Council has produced a ‘Welcome Back to Stevenage High Street’ initiative as part of a series of promotional videos. The video showcases the many wonderful businesses on the historic High Street in one of Hertfordshire’s hidden gems. It is designed to welcome back visitors and shoppers safely. The video shines a spotlight on several local businesses that are pivotal to supporting the uniqueness of the historic High Street. The businesses include leisure, heritage, manufacturing, service industry, food and beverage, niche music and cultural offerings, but the films also show their contribution to strengthening the Stevenage economy.

The video features some of Stevenage’s unique independent local businesses. There are many including, its historic links to the Cromwell era through the Cromwell Hotel Stevenage and home to the Vincent Motorcycle manufacturing industry though Bike Stop, who provide motorcycle protective clothing and equipment. This is a small glimpse of the huge historical aspect of Stevenage High Street.

The historic ‘Old Town’ High Street is an attractive destination to visit with lots of green spaces and a superb shopping and food and drink offering with a huge array of cuisines available. There are many independent cafés, national chains and restaurants, supporting worldwide foods and fine dining. Stevenage is a great location for businesses to invest in.

Councillor Lloyd Briscoe, Portfolio Holder for Economy, Enterprise and Transport at Stevenage Borough Council said, “Stevenage High Street offers you a unique shopping experience, with an array of independent boutique shops, leisure and cultural pursuits and a superb food and drink offer. We would like to welcome all our residents, shoppers and visitors a safe return to the High Street and support the great array of businesses in the High Street.”

The ‘Welcome Back to Stevenage High Street’ video features on the Shop Stevenage Portal which is part of the Shop Safe Shop Stevenage campaign.

The video compliments the activities supported by Stevenage Borough Council’s Covid-19 Business Support Programme, delivered by Retail Revival Ltd to support businesses in the High Street to access advice and support to open and remain open.

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