Video launch showcases city centre welcome

Published: 27 July 2020

Council House at night

Created by ‘AV IT! Media, the video showcases the range of quality shops, salons and hospitality businesses in the city centre

A video showcasing the safe welcome awaiting visitors to Derby city centre this summer has been produced by Derby’s Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in conjunction with Derby City Council.

The video has been commissioned by the BIDs and City Council as part of the partnership work initiatives spearheaded by the Derby Economic Recovery Taskforce. The video can be viewed on the Cathedral Quarter BID website and St Peters Quarter BID website

Created by ‘AV IT! Media, the video showcases the range of quality shops, salons and hospitality businesses in the city centre and highlights the key measures taken by both businesses and partners to address concerns around COVID-19. These include social distancing signage, hand sanitisers and additional cleansing as well as businesses signing up to the ‘We’re Good To Go’ scheme, a UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to reassure customers that a business adheres to Government and public health guidance.

It also showcases the key attractions to be enjoyed – including the new alfresco dining experience in the Market Place which opened on Saturday 25 July.

Watch the showcase video

Martin Langsdale, chair of the Cathedral Quarter and Helen Wathall, chair of St Peters Quarter explained:

Footfall has been steadily increasing in the city centre since lockdown restrictions started to ease but we know that some people may still be nervous about venturing out. We therefore wanted to work with the City Council to produce something visual and vibrant to welcome visitors back to the Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter, and to reassure them that we are all taking measures to ensure their safety. The overall message is that the Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter is well and truly open for business in a Covid-safe manner and we very much welcome the patronage of visitors this summer.

Cllr Jonathan Smale, Cabinet Member for Communities, Neighbourhoods and Streetpride said:

Everyone has been working really hard to get the city back ready and open for business. We want to reassure residents that they can enjoy a safe welcome back in the Cathedral Quarter, St Peter’s Quarter and across Derby. This video really does showcase the fantastic offer we have in the city and we’re delighted to have been involved.

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