SOCIAL distancing measures are being put in place in market towns in south Shropshire as shops reopen.

In Ludlow there will be the closure of King Street and High Street on Fridays and Saturdays to create a one way system.

The closure is between 10am and 3pm.

In Bishops Castle on Church Street traffic management measures are being proposed to provide wider paths to enable social distancing, with the closure of adjacent parking bays if necessary to assist with queuing outside banks, post offices, pharmacies and supermarkets.

A section of carriageway on Church Street adjacent to the Co-op shop is to be reassigned for pedestrian use only. Every effort is being made to retain access for loading and disabled parking.

A potential one way system in an anti-clockwise direction together with modifications to parking is also being considered.

In Church Stretton distancing measures are being introduced on Churchway on Thursdays each week when the market takes place on The Square.

Churchway will be closed to vehicles to allow pedestrians to queue along the road safely.

This will be in place every Thursday for a period of three months but dates may change in accordance with government guidance. This will take place from Thursday, June 25.

On High Street there is a one-way system from Shrewsbury Road towards Ludlow Road, with revised on-street parking restrictions.