Whilst the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic means that 2020’s Christmas shopping trip to our town and city centres will be subdued, next year could be very different as many shoppers seek to make up for losing out on one of their favourite experiences of the year. And it will be a crucial time for high street retailers who have faced a challenging 2020 as a result of social distancing, local lockdowns and the choice made by many shoppers to simply stay away and shop online instead.
Christmas 2021 is, therefore, set to be a big footfall-driver and now is the time for town and city centre managers to plan ahead and optimise their infrastructure so they can make it the best experience ever. The popularity of Christmas attractions is now known to boost the fortunes of many of our towns and cities. Many councils execute long established programmes involving the decoration our town and city streets, supported by food, drink and retail stalls. All of this needs safe, secure and reliable access to power, water, gas and other services in a way that does not affect the look and feel of our urban spaces for the rest of the year.
This is the reason why the range of retractable, pop up service units, in-ground service units and power bollards from Pop Up Power Supplies® is used extensively by local authorities, city centre managers and shopping centre operators across the UK. These durable, easy to use units are designed to provide power and other services when you need them, but are hidden when you don’t, so there is no need to hire temporary generators. www.popuppower.co.uk