The Trentham Estate is to open some of its shops tomorrow – with many following suit and opening just days later
The shopping village at Trentham has been closed since March when the UK went into lockldown.
Now, thanks to the easing of the lockdown rules by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the news that shops can reopen from tomorrow, there are a number of popular stores which will be opening.
Little Shop of Crafts
Best Par None
J and P Hats
The Candle Shop
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Some traders at the shopping village have already opened with strict social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Last weekend, the popular Whisky Shop was opened, and others to begin trading again include Trentham Garden Centre, The News Kiosk from 10am until 2pm, The Lighting Showroom, Holland and Barrett and Shuropdy.
Popular eateries Totally Delicious and Cadwalders, as well as the tearoom Kiosk and Lakeside Cafe are also open offering a cashless takeaway service.
Trentham say they will be updating the list of shops to open, but have also confirmed the following stores will be opening:
Trove – opening 18 June
The Works – opening 19 June
Whittards – opening 19 June
Doggie Fashions – opening 22 June
Regatta – opening 22 June
Cornerstone – opening 25 June
Outdoor and Country – opening 26 June
Manna Kitchen – opening June (date TBC)
Capabilitea Tea Rooms – opening June (date TBC)
Yellowstone Art Boutique – opening 1 July
Got 2 Have One – opening 1 July
Bedeck – opening 13 July
Rohan – opening 22 July
Goomoo – opening July (date TBC)
Pieminister – opening July (date TBC)
Trentham Gardens say they are ‘looking forward’ to welcoming back visitors.
Alastair Budd, the Trentham Estate’s director, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming shops and visitors back to Trentham Shopping Village.
“We have been working hard with all shops to ensure they have all the appropriate measures in place to open, allowing both our visitors and their staff to feel safe and comfortable when they visit.
“Screens have also been installed at till points and where possible shops have cleared space within stores, with some operating one-way systems, to help the flow of people and maintain social distancing.
“All shops will have clearly marked queues outside of their units and we have cleared all benches and planting from the main thoroughfare to allow customers free access along the street without causing congestion.
“All toilets facilities will be available as usual, although with reduced access to prevent overcrowding. There are increased cleaning patrols and additional on-street presence throughout the day to ensure that our visitors and staff can come and enjoy a relaxing shopping experience.
“Whilst several shops have already opened, including Trentham Garden Centre, and more opening on the 15th June, with a full list available on our website (www.trentham.co.uk), other shops will open gradually throughout the month of June.
“Some stores may also be operating reduced hours whilst they ensure they have sufficient staff available to work with the new regulations, so please check our website before you travel.”
Shoppers are pleased to see the retailers open again.
Peter Sujecka-Davies, aged 40, from Blurton, said: “I’m really pleased that the shops at Trentham Gardens are reopening, my wife and I love going to shop there.
“As long as the social distancing is observed we will definitely be going. It will be a great help to the economy in the area and start to get things back on track.”
And Maureen Davies, aged 72, from Blurton, said: “I’m excited that the shops are reopening.
“It’s the next step to a bit of normality and let’s face it the economy needs it. Roll on Monday!”