Not even the damp weather stopped the enthusiasm of Tetbury’s mayor Ann Pearce and Tetbury Town Crier Tony Evans who officially welcomed back the hospitality industry in Tetbury on Saturday.

Cllr Pearce said: “We had a lovely morning with the Town Crier doing the cry.

“The town was bustling which was lovely to see.

My husband Colin and I went back to the Snooty Fox for a lovely meal in the evening, where trade seemed to be steady.”

Kevin Painter of Tetbury Chamber of Commerce said: “It was also reassuring that during the tour we met with representatives from CDC licensing and food safety who were checking and supporting businesses who had reopened making sure it was safe for staff and of course customers.

“With its warm, friendly and of course safe approach to shopping and dining this makes a return to the unique shopping experience that is Tetbury, a real Cotswold gem.”