A Council spokesperson said: “In line with guidance from the Welsh Government, the Council is currently progressing a number of changes to town centres across the County Borough, including the removal and restricting of access to street furniture. 

“A limited number of benches will remain available in our town centres, although the reduction of these facilities is to ensure that our high streets can resume functioning while enabling the public to adhere to the appropriate two-metre social distancing measures.  The benches will be returned when restrictions allow and it is safe to-do-so.

“This is a common approach to be taken by all Welsh Local Authorities in line with the latest guidance and is a measure designed to support local shops and business to begin operating safely as soon as possible, once restrictions allow.”

Posted on Thursday 21st May 2020

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