Marlow will be celebrating the easing of lockdown and the opening of shops next week by putting up colourful bunting across the town centre.

The government announced this week that from April 12, all retail, outdoor hospitality, personal care, indoor leisure including gyms, libraries and community centres will be able to reopen.

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As well as this most outdoor attractions, self-contained accommodation, all children’s activities and indoor parent and child groups in Buckinghamshire can restart.

The new street decorations will be put up on April 11, in time for the reopening of retail outlets next Monday.

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Marlow Mayor Richard Scott said: “This is a small celebration of another milestone being achieved in the easing of lockdown — and a bright and cheery welcome back for shoppers to Marlow.”

There will also be free car parking in council car parks in the town as part of Buckinghamshire council's 'Welcome Back Bucks'.