Hospitality marquees set up to help local businesses

Businesses who offer takeaways and outdoor dining are being supported by a new initiative from Kirklees Council which will see marquees being used across the Town Centre.

The new scheme, which is part of the recovery support announced by the Government is being supported by Huddersfield Live who organise a number of large events in the Town Centre including the Food and Drink Festival.

Initially, three marquees are being set up across the Town Centre to allow visitors to consume food and soft drinks that they have purchased from local businesses.

The marquees are located at New Street, King Street and Macauley Street (near the bus station). Upon arrival, visitors will be greeted and must complete their track and trace details. They will then be guided to a table. All venues will be Covid-secure and subject to current guidelines. Social distancing must be observed, and customers must wear a face mask when not seated.

The marquees will be open from this Friday. The New Street and King Street locations will open from 10am – 6pm. Alcohol is not permitted at either of these locations. The Macauley Street marquee will be open from 12pm – 11pm and will be the only marquee where customers can consume alcohol which will be provided by The Plumbers Arms.

It is hoped that the initiative will provide much needed support to local businesses whilst offering visitors a safe place to consume their food and beverages.

For more information visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/welcome back.

Huddersfield Times

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