We are a week into the second lockdown and things are looking a little different from first time round.

Thankfully we at Luck’s Yard are allowed to remain open offering essential health services – chiropractic and podiatry. Unfortunately massage, reflexology and counselling are not deemed essential under Government rules (although we would beg to differ!!).  We look forward to being able to offer these therapies as soon as we are allowed.

All shops selling food remain open and this time round some of the larger garden centres too.

Locally in Milford we are lucky to have the Meat and Fish Market, Secretts Farm shop and Black Barn butchers and just in the last few weeks Milford Halal butchers and grocers has opened near to Tesco.

In Hambledon village you can find the Old Coal Yard where various independent enterprises offer gin, a bakery, seasonal flowers, catering amongst other traders.

In Godalming several independent coffee shops remain open including Café Mila, Roost and the Godalming Deli in the High Street and Godalming Delight in Church Street.

The Yard Market, just off the High Street, is open so you can still refill your own bottles with a wonderful range of household cleaning essentials as well as personal care – shampoos, shower gels and soaps.

Both Cornmeter and Robert Dyas are also open for your DIY needs!

So we have the opportunity to shop locally and support independent businesses – some have changed their opening hours so please check online but it is so worth the effort to help ensure that shops can continue to trade in these difficult times.

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