Welcome from Richard Flinton, Chief Executive
This week we take the first steps along the road out of lockdown and as we head into Easter we can begin to enjoy our first freedoms from some restrictions and enjoy the company of friends and family in a garden or on a walk for the first time for many months. We all need the fillip to our mental and physical health that fresh air and exercise in the great outdoors can bring. It has been a hard, dark winter and the brighter, lighter, longer days of spring bring a real sense of hope as Covid infections fall to low rates not seen since last September and as the vaccination programme continues apace.
We can begin to look forward to a summer of further easing of restrictions and to the opening up and revival of retail and hospitality, which contribute so much to our county and its visitor economy.