Shop safe, shop local


Tuesday, 1 June, 2021

Council urges residents to support local business

With the roadmap underway and with retail and hospitality sectors reopening after a turbulent year, what better time to support the local traders in Epsom, Ewell and Stoneleigh?

Local businesses have worked hard to make their facilities safe to help in the local fight against the virus.

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council is extending its ‘Shop safe, Shop local’ campaign to encourage people to back local businesses.

Councillor Colin Keane, Chair of the Strategy & Resources Committee said “Our traders have been through a lot this last year and it has been good to see people returning to our shops, pubs, cafés, restaurants and other businesses.

“There is a great entrepreneurial spirit in Epsom and Ewell with a wide range of independents as well as the larger retailers and hospitality venues.

“The Council has worked closely with local businesses throughout the pandemic but some are struggling, hit by the combined impact of Covid and changes in shopping habits.

“I am constantly told that residents want to support their local area. You have the power to make a real difference to the success of our local businesses with the spending decisions you make”.

The council is highlighting the diverse range of local businesses across the borough:

Angie Starr at Happyglaze Ceramics in Epsom said "I am so pleased our doors are back open and we're really excited to be welcoming customers back into our Covid secure studio. We've focused on reopening bigger and better, with new techniques, products and services, and can't wait to share them!"

Tammy Sirilli at the Holiday Inn Express on Epsom Downs said “Looking forward to welcoming all our corporate, leisure and  conference guests through our doors again. Excited to see our regulars back and to see lots of new faces!

Henry Lee at Fudges Cycle Store in Epsom said “We are fully open for business, operating a Covid safe environment, 7 days per week. We have a huge range of bikes in stock available for sale, our workshop is open for all your service requirements, and our team is keen to help deliver all the support you need to get you cycling”

Nicci & Sara, the owners of All Things Nice in Ewell village said “We are delighted to be able to throw the doors back opens and welcome you all back into our cafe and garden with fabulous coffee, fresh food & buckets of enthusiasm! We missed you”!

Rachel and the team at Fitness Theory in Epsom said “We've loved seeing our members return since restrictions have been lifted but now want to see some new faces in the building”!

Lauri at The Celtic Pantry in Epsom Market said “I love the market stall presence and have so enjoyed being part of the culture that goes with outdoor markets. I'm looking forward to the next stage, mainly for the lunch time rush on a Friday when all business are back working in the offices and bringing more people to the market during the week”.

Carlos Laorden at Blacks Burgers in Epsom said “Blacks Burgers has been able to carry on thanks to all of the customers that have supported us, and for that, we'll be forever grateful. We're very happy to be back open and ready for dine ins. Be safe in the knowledge that our mission statement has remained the same: Serve the best burgers possible, in a safe comfortable environment (and of course all safety aspects relating to Covid have been addressed, and government guidelines are being adhered to). We can’t wait to see you all soon”!

Elaine Teague at the Epsom Playhouse said “We’re really looking forward to reopening next month. The continued loyalty and support for The Epsom Playhouse has been greatly appreciated by the whole team during the last 15 months. It will be fantastic to see our patrons returning in the up-coming months to enjoy all Epsom’s local theatre has to offer”.