Bellyflop produces Burnley's reopening video

Burnley-based Bellyflop TV has created a video to promote a return to high street shopping in Burnley and Padiham.

The project was commissioned by Burnley Borough Council in partnership with Burnley BID and Burnley Place Brand, and funded by the government's Reopening High Streets Safely and Welcome Back funds.

The video features a selection of the local business owners ready and waiting to welcome them back. It has been designed to encourage those who are reluctant to head into town that safety measures are in place, while reminding others that it's important to still follow the 'hands, face, space' guidance.

Mark Robinson of Bellyflop TV said: "We were really pleased to be selected to make this film. We love Burnley and want to see it thriving again, and this video will hopefully help by getting locals to start visiting again after months of avoiding town centres thanks to Covid lockdown."

"Drawing on our experience of working in reality television we also wanted to share some of the real life experiences of local businesses who are looking forward to welcoming customers back."

Rachel Bayley, Burnley Place Brand Manager added: "As brand manager for Burnley, it was important the videos showcased the incredible high streets we have to offer in Burnley and Padiham. Both are very different but fantastic shopping and leisure experiences. We're proud of the fact that locals have supported their high streets during these difficult past 12 months, but it's great to see people out and about once again, being as safe as possible and having respect for their fellow shoppers and businesses."