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Stratford-upon-Avon ready to 'accommodate' visitors for the bank holiday weekend

An increase in visitors to the town is expected this bank holiday weekend. Credit: ITV News Central

With bank holiday approaching, Stratford-on-Avon District Council says they have "just got to accommodate" visitors to the town during the long weekend.

Tony Jefferson, leader of the council, says they have to expect people wanting to come to the open spaces of Stratford after being "locked in for weeks".

New signs are in place to promote social distancing and one-way systems on paths have been painted in advance of weekend visitors.

Car parks and public toilets have also been reopened. It comes after lockdown rules were relaxed, meaning people can travel as far as they like within England.

This was the scene at Stratford a few weeks ago during lockdown, will the river and streets be busier this weekend?

Watch Charlotte Cross' special report on Stratford ahead of the bank holiday weekend, below.