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Statement from the Leader of Stockport Council

Councillor Elise Wilson

"I hope you are all enjoying the good weather and have been able to spend some time outdoors. While the restrictions to our lives are slowly being lifted, it is still really important that we continue to maintain social distancing and keep washing our hands. These two measures are still our best defence in fighting the virus and keeping ourselves and others safe.

Plans have also been set out for reopening our high streets, with non-essential retail due to open next month. It’s good news that some of our many businesses in Stockport can get back to some sort of normality and although our shopping experience might look very different in future, it’s important to get our economy moving again.

To assist our business community during this difficult time, an online portal providing a one-stop resource of support, an online peer-to-peer forum and free access to local business leaders – the Stockport Recovery Board – has been set up to help business owners navigate through the recovery process. You can find out more here.

It’s unbelievable that June is just around the corner - the time has certainly flown by and hopefully we’re moving towards better times".