As many shops and businesses currently have had to close due to the second lockdown the town of Tetbury is still open for business, writes Kevin Painter.

In fact it has returned to its roots of being a traditional market town with the majority of unique individual businesses still operating and offering the essential services,with their usual opening times.

With shops such as the Co-op, House of Cheese, The Grocer on Church Street, Cohens Pharmacy, Lloyds Pharmacy, Post Office, The Coventry Building Society, Tetbury Fish and Chips Shop, the Imperial Chinese takeaway, Hobbs House Bakery, Halls Bakery, the Blue Zucchini Scentiments and even a new delicatessen that opened in October, Lola & Co, that’s already getting a wide well deserved reputation as purveyors of fine food, and now part of the Tetbury Experience.

Of course these are complimented and joined on Wednesdays and Saturdays by the independent market traders; Tim Cordall’s Plants, Cary Thompson Village Veg, Bens award winning pies From Ben’s Kitchen, as well as Jeff and his succulent fresh fish.

And of course on the edge of the town centre Tetbury Hardware and Hampton Street Stores will also welcome you.

So please support your local businesses where you can still enjoy safe individual shopping.

Many of the businesses are running a click and collect service via their websites, giving you the chance to do some Christmas shopping from the comfort of your home as well.