We find ourselves in unprecedented times. The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the world has impacted our everyday lives, communities and businesses.
At this time of year, our streets and lanes are usually bustling with visitors. Businesses across the land are having to adapt to survive, whilst prioritising the safety and welfare of their staff and customers. On 23rd March, the Government put in place necessary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including the immediate closure of all non-essential businesses, restaurants, hotels and holiday homes. As the country plans for a phased and cautious lifting of restrictions, our businesses are making preparations too.
The majority of our local businesses are small independents which makes our village even more unique and special.
Find out what they are up to during the lock down…
Note…This information is to let you know how our businesses are coping and how you can support them during this tough time. Please note that shopping for essential provisions should be done as infrequently as possible and social distancing measures should be followed at all times. Click here for government advice.
Lavenham makes for an excellent day out and is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding Suffolk countryside and coast. We are the perfect choice for your post lockdown getaway break and we look forward to being able to welcome you back soon!
Stay safe and stay aware!
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Essential & Take away services serving Lavenham and the surrounding villages
A R Heeks & Son
Our local grocer and Londis shop in the centre of the village. This great team are open from 9am though are operating flexi closing times due to time needed to handle deliveries. Strict social distancing in place and will deliver to elderly local residents.
Greg, Jen and the team are working behind closed doors so email and phone orders only! operating Mon to Fri 9-4.30pm. supplying meat, some fruit and veg, eggs and Caseys frozen puds. Super busy so please be patient!
Our award winning bakers Sparling & Faiers are working around the clock to bring you your daily bread. Strict social distancing measures are in place and all bread is pre-wrapped. Open Mon – Fri 10-5pm (wed 1pm). Sat – 9-1pm
The Top CO-OP
Affectionately known as ‘the top co-op’, staff are working hard to keep us all well stocked with essential supplies. Strict social distancing measures are in force. Open 7am – 8pm daily, but closed for short period during the day for cleaning and restocking
East of England co-op
Current opening hours are 7am – 7pm, though closing for short periods to handle deliveries and to be able to put stock out during the day. Strict social distancing measures apply. One way system in operation throughout the store. Please enter from the side door.
Number Ten Wine Bar
Team Ten are currently closed in accordance with strict Government guidelines but are operating a take away and delivery service to Lavenham residents, and surrounding villages. Click on the button below for more information and to see their takeaway menu.
The main restaurant is closed in accordance with Government guidelines but Memsaab are now offering a take away service from Wed – Sun evenings. You can see their menu by clicking the button below. Choose from the dishes on offer then ring your order through on 0178 724 9431
Chilli and Chives
Currently closed in accordance with Government guidelines, however the team have been busy baking and cooking and have put together a selection of delicious food for your freezer. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get a full list of food available and an order form. Collection will be arranged adhering to strict social distancing rules.
Current opening hours are 8.45-6.00pm Mon – Fri and 9-5pm Sat. Please note, closed 1-2pm. The Pharmacy is experiencing a high level of phone calls so essential calls only please! Delivery service for those in confirmed isolation. Strict social distancing measures apply in the shop area.
The Cock Horse
Takeaway menu available every Friday and Saturday 4-8pm. Free delivery within a 5 mile radius. Phone your order through on 01787 827330 or email at email@example.com
Shut but not shut! Working remotely or online!
Blue Magpie Studio
Local Picture framer Sarah Cornwell is working in isolation in her Water Street Studio. Work to be framed can be picked up, discussed via Whats app video link and delivered to your doorstep. This is a great opportunity to get those pictures debugged as part of your isolation spring clean! When not at the studio, Sarah is busy with the Love Lavenham website and social media sites and being mummy to Darcy!
A popular and much loved shop on the High Street is Curiosity Corner, Whilst closed, Ian and Mo are busy with their bears and giftware, selling online. Click the button below to visit their online shop
Pickles and Lillies
Kate Mullin, owner of Pickles and Lillies is continuing to trade on line. You can visit her website to see the latest Spring products which can be ordered and dispatched direct to you. Inbetween working and looking after her little pickles, Kate is a community volunteer in her home village of Boxford. Check out her website below and follow her on social media!
Despite being closed, the shop is staffed in the afternoon daily for admin stuff and to process online orders. The workshops are still functioning and busy preparing orders. This time is also being used to create new displays and make the shop as best as it can be for when they reopen!
Suffolk Laundry & Drycleaners
Lavenham based Suffolk Laundry are offering a collection and delivery service free of charge anywhere in Suffolk! Give them a call today to find out more.
While we are shut…
Village Information Point
Although shut, the village VIP is at the heart of the community support operation. They are working behind the scenes, helping to co-ordinate the groups of local residents requiring assistance at this time or who are able to help out. The building is visited daily to collect slips offering/requesting help.
Post office at the VIP
Our post office has now reopened on a reduced basis for the time being. Open Tues and Thurs 11-2pm. Strict social distancing rules apply.
The Beauty Gallery
Mandy, Vicki and the team have had to close due to the nature of their business. However, the girls are doing a magnificent job at keeping in touch and making fabulous video tutorials to help keep us tip top whilst in isolation. Gift vouchers are still available and can be posted out! We will all be beating a path to their door when this is over!
De Vere House B&B
Although currently closed to guests during this time, owner Jane is taking the opportunity to have a good spring clean and tackle garden tasks. As a teacher, Jane is still working as a keyworker, regularly setting and marking work for her students. You will know that DeVere House was used for filming in the Harry Potter Films so find out more about this unique property by clicking on the button below