The MP said: “Reopening our high streets is vital both in order to preserve the small businesses who keep our town centres vibrant; but also as a another small step towards a return to normal life.
“Of course it is important that we maintain social distancing and carry out the instructions of the shopkeepers to ensure everyone’s health and safety.
“I personally hope that the two-metre rule will soon be reduced to one metre, which will make that much easier, and may also soon make cafes and pubs a possibility.
“But for now, I just welcome this little step back towards some kind of normality.”
Today, James will visit the following High Streets:
9.30am - Calne
10.30am - Royal Wootton Bassett
11.30am - Cricklade
12.30pm - Malmesbury
1.30pm - Box