News from Hungerford’s Shops & Businesses – April 2021

Now more than ever it is important to shop local. Hungerford Chamber of Commerce is also providing advice and support to help local businesses during this challenging time.

Howard's Pet Care

We sell a wide range of food and accessories for your pets and wildlife.

We also stock locally-made, robust rabbit/guinea pig hutches, bird tables, trellises and planters at very good prices.

Opening hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed: 10am – 3pm
Thur: 12 – 6pm
Fri, Sat: 10am – 3pm`
Sun: Closed

Suzy Viscal
Howard’s Pet Care
6 Park Street, Hungerford 
01488 685314 

Facebook/HowardsPetCare  

Hungerford Bookshop

We are really looking forward to re-opening but in the meantime our online author talks are proving popular (next one 13 April).

See our Book of the Month column for a wide choice of titles that we recommend.

Customers can phone through orders on 01488 683480, hello@hungerfordbookshop.co.uk or place orders online at hungerfordbookshop.co.uk or message us on Facebook.

We will deliver for free within Hungerford, or customers can take advantage of our ‘call & collect’ service. Books can also be posted out to you (and usually take just two days). 

M & P Hardware

Spring is definitely here and we have the essentials you need for your home and garden including Cuprinol wood treatment for your gates and fences, kitchenware, electrical appliances, bulbs, pest control, home brew kits, key cutting, shoe repairs, paint and DIY materials.
 – as many UK made as possibe. 

We are also pleased to have a new range of English-made ‘Fill’ re-fillable household and laundry cleaning products. Bring your own bottle or get started by buying an empty one from us.  

We also have some lovely non-scratch coconut fibre dishwasher brushes and scourers.

We are happy to deliver to any local isolating customers. 
 
Please give us a ring on 01488 681048 or pop in (we are up the cuttings next to Martin & The Magpie).

Opening hours:
9am – 5pm Mon – Sat, 10am – 1pm Sun

Or message Pauline on facebook here:

M&P Hardware coconut brushes & Fill range

Fare Wise Travel

Lots of round UK cruises on offer including the Disney cruise line for those who would like to try 3 or 4 nights from Southampton as a family treat.

All plans however depend on government announcement on Monday and the report of the Global Travel Taskforce on 12/4/21. In theory international travel can resume 17/5/21 but all quarantine and testing restrictions remain in place for returning to the UK and many countries remain closed such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Airlines have many new routes from regional airports in particular such as Wizz Air to Larnaca in Cyprus from Birmingham and there is a much greater concentration on using bio fuels and super-efficient aircraft to reduce carbon footprint.

Please contact Veronica on 01488 686858  hung@farewise.com

Hungerford Legal & Financial Centre

One year on, our office in central Hungerford, overlooking the courtyard at the back of Eliane’s Cafe, is shared by Marlborough LawClaritas Accountancy and Hungerford Financial Partners. We also collaborate with HR experts Professionals in Partnershipand asset finance experts Industry Finance UK. This collaboration has been set up so that busy local people can address all their personal or business problems in one appointment at one place. 

Earlier this month Marlborough Law accepted their 380th client on to their books which is quite a feat in 3 ½ years considering 12 months of that has been in lockdown.

They have done several commercial conveyancing jobs in Marlborough and Burbage but the growing demand for residential work has seen our investment in Legal Search and Completion software as well as changing banks to our local Metro Bank for a client account. It’s very exciting and we are looking forward to doing more of it as it grows.

Peyton Hewers-Matthew

With growth comes the need for new staff and Marlborough Law is pleased to hire local Hungerfordian Peyton Matthews-Hewer, as a Trainee Solicitor. 

Peyton attended the local primary and secondary schools, graduated from the University of Buckingham with a 2:1 Law Degree and went on to complete her LPC at BPP Law School with a Distinction. 

She is looking forward to joining our local firm as we grow and expand into new areas.

The Emporium

We are sooo looking forward to re-opening on 12th April and welcoming you in to browse the goodies in all our units!

In the meantime, we are still operating a click and collect service to anyone who sees something that they’d like to buy either displayed in our shop window or on our social media.

01488 686959

the-emporium@btconnect.com
www.emporium-hungerford.co.uk
instagram.com/emporiumhungerford
facebook.com/theemporiumhungerford

Hungerford Coin & Stamp Centre

Having High Street retail premises during a lock down has proved a challenge to say the least.

We have missed seeing our regular customers and of course the vast numbers of owners who wish to have their coins and stamps valued.

However on the flip side online business has been very brisk. The coin and stamp market have been exceptionally brisk, with prices soaring, especially at auction.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to our refurbished shop on 12 April

35a High Street Hungerford RG17 0NF
01488 684008
philatelicheritage@gmx.com
philatelicheritage.co.uk
facebook/Hungerford Coin & Stamp Centre.

Last week the famous Edward VIII gold £5 coin sold at auction for a World Record £1.65 million

This coin was never issued for circulation and is likely only the second one in private hands. Edward VIII himself always wanted a set of his coins but was never able to acquire one.

Before I get inundated with valuation requests for other Edward VIII memorabilia, the crockery and stamps are only worth pence.

The Brass Threepence bearing Edward VIII’s head occasionally pops up for sale. They did enter circulation inadvertently- some were sent out by the Mint to vending machine manufacturers to test their machines for specific gravity. When he resigned they were immediately recalled but a few escaped into circulation. Today one would realise around £40,000.

The Naked Grape

The Government has classed us as essential so we allowed to be open. However we are still delivering as normal so do call us to place an order for delivery on 01488 684684.

Stay well and remember…Life’s too short to drink bad wine so why not try our April wine of the month.

The Naked Grape
108 High Street, Hungerford 
01488 684684 
simon@tngwine.co.uk
Facebook/tngwine  
thenakedgrape.co.uk

Belle Chic Health & Beauty

We are excited to be taking bookings from April 12. Mel shares what the past 12 months have been like: 
 
“My experience has been so different during each lockdown. The first was full of disbelief (the virus was real), panic (how do I run my business differently?), stress (my Dad being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer), palpitations and emotional overload.
 
“The second one, I think I selected autopilot – felt a bit blurgh and just couldn’t get motivated. My PJs were awfully comfortable but not for long luckily. 
 
“The third one – I was on a mission! I took courses (me learning techy stuff!), self improvement and exercise to keep strong for my return to work.
 
“Along with a new bread maker, 2 laptops, plus 2 children and me both needing Zoom lessons and meetings. What happens in homeschooling – stays at homeschooling! And of course, regular Wednesday visits to the salon to change and dress the window and beautifully wrap and bag up products for delivery.
 
“Life has to go on and I’m ready to come back smiling – disappointingly it’ll be masked, but believe me it’s there!”
 
Mel Tozer headshot & Belle Chic logo
Going forward we have new products, new treatments which means lucky YOU!
 
Please note our new opening times: 
 
Sunday Closed
Monday 10:00 AM—6:30 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 AM—7:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM—5:30 PM
Friday 10:00 AM—5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM—4:00 PM
 
The toilet will be available to use for clients and there will be a seat outside for those a little weary.
Skin patch testing is compulsory for tinting, peels and lash lifting. NHS are advising a 2 week wait after each vaccination before testing, so as not to be confused with any side effects
 
Please email us if you would like a specific appointment date & time or use the Fresha app. Please don’t forget to book PPE as your first appointment.
 
Please follow Belle Chic on social media or email bellechic94@gmail.com to join our mailing list 

01488 686655
bellechic94@gmail.com 
facebook/BelleChicHungerford 
instagram/bellechichungerford
bellechic.co.uk

The Clockmaker

Do browse our range of affordable clocks as well as our usual range of antique clocks and barometers online. We have many more in the shop and they make lovely gifts.

We continue to be as busy as ever in the workshop. If you want to drop off or collect clocks to repair or purchase please call 01488 682277 to arrange.

Door entry system for drop off repairs. 

127 High Street, Hungerford, RG17 0DL
(in the courtyard behind Newbury Building Society)
facebook.com/theclockmakerltd
theclockmaker.info 

West Berkshire Injury Clinic

Our osteopaths and therapists help and treat a wide range of clients with aches and pains – not just athletes. We offer virtual and in person appointments.  
 

We are located at the top of Hungerford High Street (opposite The Burrough Arms).

01635 904542

Luna Boutiques

Sadly our Hungerford shop on Bridge Street will not be re-opening for the time being.

We hope that Hungerford customers are able to visit our exciting new premises on Northbrook Street in Newbury (in the old Jigsaw location). Our Newbury Parkway store will become a Luna outlet for a few weeks.

And of course you can browse our website lunaboutique.co.uk anytime to see our wonderful collection.

And why not tune into our facebook page for live videos from Caroline Dallas with fashion and colour inspiration!

Caroline Dallas
Luna Boutiques
instagram.com/luna_boutiques

Luna Boutiques spring bike

Other Shops in Hungerford:

Blue Cross Charity Shop on the canal bridge

Inklings Gift & Card shop. Please see their facebook page

Crown Needlework Please see their facebook page

Martin & The Magpie florists. See their facebook page for updates.

Hungerford Arcade see their latest newsletter here

Ellie Dickins Shoes  Ellie Dickins Shoes on Hungerford High Street.

Barr’s Yard see their latest newsletter here

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