ARE you a non-essential business counting down the days before you can re-open again?

Then we want to hear from you so we can help you tell customers you are welcoming them back.

Our FREE marketing shout-outs are part of our Love Local Business campaign to help the Herefordshire economy recover from the coronavirus lockdowns.

If the Government is not forced by circumstances to change its route map out of lockdown, non-essential shops in Herefordshire will re-open from Monday, April 12.

We will publish in print on Thursday, April 8, your listings of places due to re-open. But listings will also start appear online from today, and be promoted through Hereford Times social media accounts that reach thousands of local people every day.

All you have to do is submit your details and a picture using the blue button right at the bottom of this report. We'll take care of the rest.

Good luck on April 12! We'll be toasting a rapid return to prosperity for all our drinking and dining venues.

We are also offering separate FREE shout-outs to pubs and dining venues. Click here.

Non-essential businesses include:

  • clothing and fashion stores and tailors
  • retail travel agents
  • homeware stores
  • carpet stores
  • kitchen, bathroom, tile, and glazing showrooms
  • tobacco and vape shops
  • electronic goods and mobile phone shops
  • charity shops
  • photography studios
  • antique stores
  • homeopathic and naturopathic medicine, traditional chinese medicine, and ayurveda
  • markets (except livestock markets or stalls which fall under the list of essential businesses above, for example those selling food)
  • car and other vehicle showrooms and other premises, including outdoor areas, used for the sale or hire of caravans, boats or any vehicle which can be propelled by mechanical means. However taxi or vehicle hire businesses can continue. For example a customer could order a rental vehicle online and collect it in person.
  • car washes (except for automatic car washes)
  • auction houses (except for auctions of livestock or agricultural equipment)
  • betting shops

Community answers

Open again on Monday, April 12!

"My message to the customers I've missed so much:"

We asked for your responses - this is what you sent.

From Jennifer Smith

Name of businessBalance On Purpose psychic readings tarot and healing sessions

Location of businessThe Burrow Barton Hill Farm Kentchurch

Message to customersI am so looking forward to seeing clients face to face again, meeting new people and talking about spiritual matters that are important to us. I have missed sharing the relaxed, happy and fun feeling of the healing in my sessions, so if you've been missing out too during lockdown I am looking forward to welcoming you back here at the Farm at Balance On Purpose. I am doing all different kinds of healing and psychic readings, and also I will go back to cater for group "pamper parties" too as restrictions allow this!

Contact detailsTelephone 07515408984 and email

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From Samantha Davies

Name of businessFownhope Mitsubishi & Ssangyong Hereford

Location of business238-240 Kings Acre Road, Hereford, HR40SD

Message to customersOur indoor and outdoor showrooms open on 12th April! Come and visit our new Ssangyong Showroom outdoor with a range of new and used cars to 4x4 to commercial pickups backed up with a 7 year warranty! We also have a range of Mitsubishi New and Used vehicles too! You don’t even have to enter the building for your peace of mind. We also have a new Aftersales Customer Care Dept for all of your vehicle needs from services to mots to full range of parts from accessories to tyres light bulbs wipers even simple parts! Call now for an appointment and stay safe.

Contact details01432273791

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From Amanda Gunn

Name of businessNutters cafe

Location of businessCapuchin yard church street Hereford

Message to customersWe are getting our courtyard ready for our lovely customers to enjoy and can’t wait to re open and welcome you back. We will be open for coffee, homemade cakes and scones. If you’re around at lunchtime pop in for delicious homemade quiche and salads, our homity pies soup and lots more. We offer vegan and gluten-free options too. Our outdoor area is an oasis of calm and very pretty with Vics bakes and also a new local business Mamas Fudge so come in and support us 😊

Contact detailsNutters capuchin yard church street Hereford 01432 277447 also find us on Facebook and the independent quarter

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From June Lacy

Name of businessJune Lacy Gowns

Location of businessUnit 3, The Mews, St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2JB

Message to customersThanking all our customers for their continued support. We can't wait to reopen our bridal shop. We specialise in plus sizes, and have loads of gorgeous wedding dresses in stock just waiting for you. We have the largest collection of plus-size wedding dresses in Herefordshire. We also stock bridesmaid's and flowergirl dresses, and veils and tiaras. As we and the rest of the wedding industry are going to be busy catching up on a year and a half of postponed weddings, we urge you to make your appointment with us as soon as possible.

Contact detailsPhone for an appointment on 07404 238554

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From Jacqueline Partridge

Name of businessMake-it Happen. Creative Dreams

Location of business9 Gomond Street, Hereford, HR1 2DP- You will find us next door to The Fragrance Shop & opposite the EE

Message to customersWe opened our doors on the 1st October 2020 and having been closed more than we've been open, we now are so excited to be able to welcome our customers back! ⭐️Our aim is to help make your Creative Dreams come True⭐️ We look forward to seeing you and will be open Monday April 12th 9:30am until 4pm. Jackie & Cynthia

Contact detailsPlease phone us on 01432 632 280 or email us on

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Hereford Times: Make-it HappenA Wonderful Creative Universe full of fabrics, haberdashery, arts & crafts. Creative Workshops, Clothing Alterations & Sewing Machine RepairsMake-it HappenA Wonderful Creative Universe full of fabrics, haberdashery, arts & crafts. Creative Workshops, Clothing Alterations & Sewing Machine Repairs
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From Debbie Oldham

Name of businessTanTastic

Location of businessHereford and surrounding areas

Message to customersHave a spray tan in the comfort of you're own home 10 years experience fully insured

Contact details07922528712 or 01432 611738

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From Lydia Payne

Name of businessThe clinic and the colourist

Location of business100 Widemarsh street

Message to customersWe cannot wait to show off our new premises , 2 owners have joined forces to bring extensions hair beauty and aesthetics the ultimate glam experience

Contact details07984563482

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From Emma Davies

Name of businessEmma Davies Specialised Massage Therapist

Location of businessElite Performance

Message to customersHey everyone! Just a quick message to say I will be reopening my massage doors on the 12th April 2021! I just wanted to say I can’t wait to get back to a bit more normality and I have missed all my beautiful clientele dearly! My online booking system is always open so please do book in soon, cannot wait to catch up with every single one of you.

Contact detailsMobile: 07792122646

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From Bethan Smith

Name of businessBlush + Brow

Location of business41 Millbrook Street

Message to customersFor appointment bookings and treatment information please visit or our social media business pages. We look forward to welcoming clients back to the Studio from April 12th!

Contact details07462619491

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