Tackling this virus has been at the forefront of pretty much everyone's mind for weeks and weeks now. We can’t escape it. It’s on every news channel, all over social media and it’s generally all we end up talking about if we come across people on our daily exercise.
I’ve spent the past lockdown weeks twiddling my thumbs feeling like I should be doing something useful. I have a best friend who is a nurse in Leeds, a cousin who is a funeral director in Oxfordshire and numerous friends all over the country who are teachers, all doing amazing things for their communities, just like all the other key workers out there powering through like absolute troopers to help the nation. I’ve spent so much time thinking how I can be an aid to the local area and I believe now I’ve found my place.
I would like to introduce you to, Cotswold Community Round-Up.
Armed with my camera, I’ve taken Maisie Coulbert Photography to the streets and set out on a mission to help raise awareness of small and local businesses that are doing all they can for the locals. As we all know, lockdown has closed many of the places we love to go. The hairdressers, the gym, cafes and bars, all these places are owned by someone who is just trying to get by. I think now more than ever before we need to be coming together as a community to support our local high streets.
Shop small, shop local and the world will be a better place for it!
This week I’m focusing on my home town, Moreton-In-Marsh but I am aiming to get out and about to cover the surrounding areas in The Cotswolds to give recognition where it’s due. So if you’re a local business owner and would like to be involved in the project, I’d love to hear from you!
So here are just a few of the amazing business owners of Moreton-In-Marsh who are open for business, making their premises safe for us all and going above and beyond…
Nothing seems to have dampened the spirits of the guys running the local Butchers! Fully stocked with eggs, flour, fresh fruit and veg and of course, meat.
Lovely new owners of Pet Necessities, Alex and Dan, are open for business as usual. They're also offering home deliveries to anyone who needs at no extra charge.
Fear not, people of Moreton, you can get a coffee again now as Kay has been able to open her doors *takeaway only*. No more instant, go and get a proper cup! Kay has got custom made plastic screens to protect customers, herself, and the cakes. As well as a once way system around the cafe.