Community rallies to help local traders as shops in Lutterworth reopen their doors

There were plenty of smiles in the sunshine, with a buzz of excitement in the town

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 4:58 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 5:00 pm
Sally Gee and Emma Swain owner at Whites Florist. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

The shopkeepers and business people of Lutterworth have hailed the community spirit and support they have received after reopening their doors yesterday (Monday).

Many shops, pubs, hairdressers and restaurants reopened across the country for the first time in months as the country gradually eases out of lockdown.

And socially distanced shoppers returned to the centre of Lutterworth with their masks to show their support to the local traders.

Michelle Weston of Snippers Barbers cutting over 100 hair cuts today. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

The barbers and hairdressers certainly had a busy day but they were delighted to be back, doing what they do best.

"It's been amazing to be back," said Michelle Weston of Snippers Barbers.

"We had 100 customers booked in for the first day and we have had tremendous support from the locals."

There were plenty of smiles in the sunshine, with a buzz of excitement in the town.

Jane Kirkwood of Jane Kirkwood Interiors said it is amazing to be back upcycling furniture again. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Simon Jones of Max Electricial said: "It's great to see and speak to all our lovely customers again."

Emma Swain, owner of Whites Florist, added: "I can't wait to welcome back all our customers, the shop is fully stocked and ready to go!"

Hollie Hill and Carolyn Hill of All Wrapped Up celebrate opening up again in Lutterworth. "I am glad we are finally open and now looking forward to seeing all our old and new customers" said Carolyn. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Simon Jones of Max Electricial in Lutterworth. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER