Whoa! Averaging 66,000 Unique Weekly Readers! 

Local News

Infrastructure Minister must bring forward guidance on pavement café licences – Archibald

1 Mins read
Business

Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald has written to the Infrastructure Minister asking for guidance on pavement café licences to support hospitality businesses to reopen and make use of outdoor space to implement social distancing guidance.

The party’s economy spokesperson said:

“As lockdown measures are lifted, and businesses begin to reopen there will be challenges for them to operate while implementing social distancing.

“This will be a particular issue for hospitality businesses including cafés, bars and restaurants.

“Legislation allows for pavement cafés with temporary furniture on public areas to supply food or drink, licensed by councils.

“In awarding these licences councils must have due regard to all current disability discrimination legislation.

“The Department for Infrastructure has responsibility for the guidance in relation to the ‘highway considerations’ of pavement café licences including access.

“I have therefore written to the Infrastructure Minister asking that she bring forward this guidance as a matter of urgency to facilitate businesses operating in this way where it is appropriate, so they can reopen more safely, implementing the social distancing obligations.”

11460 posts

About author
An article that is attributed to the Causeway Coast Community Team has either involved multiple authors, written by a contributor or the main body of content is from a press release. Got a news-related tip you’d like to see covered on Causeway Coast Community? Email us - [email protected]
Articles
Related posts
Local News

Christmas bubbling arrangements

7 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppIt is important that everyone stays safe at Christmas. From 23 to the 27 December, limited changes are being made to household…
Local News

Ministers outline new Covid-19 measures

2 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppMinisters have outlined a package of measures agreed by the Executive that will come into effect at the end of the two…
Local News

Woman who shouted in street in a row about money has today been jailed for 14 months

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppA WOMAN with over 140 convictions who was shouting in a street in a dispute about money has been given a 14…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *