Last Friday, I got the opportunity to drop in to several of Coleford’s superb shops, from the award winning Forest Deli and Tobin & Son DIY & hardware store to David Sheppard’s butchers and The Choice is Yours greengrocers.
It was encouraging to see many of Coleford’s shops open in a safe and secure way, following the social distancing guidelines.
I would like to particularly give special mention to Marian Voyce at F.C. Voyce & Son Butchers, who has been part of Coleford’s retail community for many decades, and it was a delight to meet her again, albeit at a suitable distance.
I look forward to visiting more local businesses tomorrow and over the coming weeks across the Forest of Dean.