York is busy in the spring sunshine – and retailers are ‘very confident’

Pavement cafés were busy on Parliament Street. Photograph: YorkMix

The city is bustling this afternoon, with shoppers out in force.

“It’s amazing to see the city come to life again,” said Phil Pinder, chairman of York Retail Forum.

He said shops had put Covid-safe measures in place, and customers were exercising caution.

Nevertheless, retailers “were very confident about the first week”.

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