On April 12th, the Mayor of Warwick, Cllr. Terry Morris, cut a ribbon at the entrance to the Visitor Information Centre in Jury Street to officially reopen Warwick after more than 100 days of lockdown when only essential shops were open.
The Town Crier was on hand to ring his bell and introduce the Mayor, who declared Warwick’s businesses open again from the Court House steps, where official proclamations have been made for nearly 300 years.
The Information Centre itself has been redesigned to give visitors more safe space and to provide a larger area for gifts, souvenirs and special displays such as craft fairs.
Cllr. Morris said, “The local businesses and historic venues in the county town rely on being able to welcome visitors, especially during the summer months, so we are delighted to be open again. There are plenty of outdoor seating areas at our pubs and cafes, a wide choice of takeaway foods, and a unique range of independent shops. And with the castle’s outdoor attractions reopened, Warwick is a great place for a day out.
I hope everyone will respect the distancing measures still in place, wearing their masks inside shops and showing consideration to staff. The new-look Visitor Centre will be open seven days a week to welcome and direct visitors, sell tickets for the castle, and provide maps for the Town Trail. Historic Warwick is open again!”