Many of Crewkerne’s shops, classed as selling non-essential items when the lockdown began 13 weeks ago, have reopened their doors to customers with Covid-19 hygiene precautions and social distancing measures in place. A visit to the town centre today by community reporter, Ana Collingridge, showed that very few people are venturing out and about with the main street normally busy with traffic, unusually quiet, as our featured photograph taken at 11 am today shows.
Recently reopened for business are Milly’s Antiques in Victoria Mews, Rodfords florists, Ferne Animal Sanctuary charity shop and Arts 4 All in Market Square. Cyclelogical in East Street is open and Jewellery & Silver Antiques and Grand Interiors in the George Shopping Centre have reopened. Businesses welcoming customers back in Falkland Square are Ladbrokes, Regency Care & Mobility, Crewkerne News and Mortimers Bakery. In Market Street, Carousel and Homefayre have now reopened. At the southern end of the town, the Antiques Bazaar and Factory Shop are welcoming customers back in again, while at the northern end, Wynnstay has reopened.
Several other shops and businesses in Crewkerne are preparing to reopen later this week. Estate agents in the town are open for appointments as is the opticians, Robert Frith in Market Street. Crewkerne Headlines And Topic’s reporter and editor, Ana was pleased to be invited on the Robbie Hunter show on swfresh radio this morning, to give a live bulletin on air of the shops that reopened yesterday in Crewkerne. Shops and takeaways that remained open during the lockdown for home deliveries and essential supplies, for which the community is eternally grateful, need your continued support as Crewkerne begins to ‘bounce back’ from the coronavirus pandemic.