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Free COVID-19 Support for Local Authorities

This is Steve Rowe from Commonplace, the digital engagement company. Commonplace provides a powerful, but engagingly easy to use digital consultation platform used extensively across the United Kingdom. As part of our giving back process we have developed a number of Commonplace apps designed to help local authorities manage through the crisis and into what is expected to be a longish recovery period.

Here are some takeaways of our offers:

The first concerns social distancing. As we transition to the future it is likely that social distancing will be required for some time to come for walkers, runners and cyclists. We have developed a template for this, aimed at identifying pinch points, need for extended footpaths etc. which you can see at

Traffic is down but antisocial driving is up. Unscrupulous drivers are creating new rat runs, driving at excessive speeds, passing too close to cyclists etc. This template is aimed to make our streets safer for key workers and residents alike, during the current and transitional period ahead. You can find it at

For one particular customer, Mersey Travel and with another one shortly to go live we have developed a key worker travel planning package which you can find here.

These easy to use templates are adaptable to individual organisations and circumstances and are being provided free of charge to any local authorities as part of Commonplace's commitment to helping communities at this time. In addition our CEO Mike Saunders has written a blog on consultation post Covid and you can see it here.

I hope you find this useful. If you would like to know more about this programme, or our active travel work or general built environment activities, feel free to call or email me. Thank you for your time.


Steve Rowe
Associate Director
Mobile 07903 121916