71 Hart Road Thundersley, Essex SS7 3PB
10:00am – 4:00pm Monday-Saturday
Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays
12th June 2020 – Covid-19 virus
Hello, all you lovely people! At last and with some trepidation, I feel the time has come for me to plan to fully reopen Bodkins.
Unless Boris or Matt tell me anything different before then, from Monday 15th June, I will plan to open the shop from 10am to 4pm, on Monday to Saturday each week.
As most of you know, although it is stacked to the rafters with loveliness, Bodkins is really a very tiny shop in terms of floor area. This makes it extremely difficult for me to properly meet the Government’s required 2 metre social distancing, and other health and safety/safeguarding, requirements, in order for us to be able to reopen.
Until these Covid-19 requirements are loosened further, your shopping experience will therefore need to be rather different at my little woolly empire!
I will only be offering a ‘doorstep’ service i.e. I will meet all customers at the door, and I will ‘fetch’ you what you need from inside the shop.
Unfortunately, we will have to be strict with the whole touchy, feely aspect of yarn purchasing! This will be difficult for us all!…. I will also have to be very strict with your viewing and selection of patterns to avoid virus risks on these ‘hard’ surfaces.
I now have a fully contactless card machine, and I am not currently accepting any cash payments, again due to the difficulties of possible virus transfer risks between cash and handling my yarn etc.
We will also have antibacterial wipes and gallons of hand sanitiser ready for our use.
I am sure that you are all already fully acclimatised and used to ‘safe queuing’ outside the ‘essential’ shops, and I would ask you do the same outside Bodkins.
Can I please ask you all for your patience, as I work my way through the new ways to help us all to keep safe, whilst still meeting your woolly needs.
I will be working on my own at the shop initially, so if you leave me your contact details on the shop’s telephone, or via email, or via Facebook Messenger, or indeed Instagram, I will get back to you as soon as I possibly can. But this may not be until that evening, or even the next day.
Although I remain a little nervous through these difficult times, I am certain that with your continued support we will find a way forward for Bodkins to survive, thrive and continue to serve you all – our fabulous and loyal customers.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all soon.
Telephone 01268-792630 or email Sandie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bodkins stocks a varied range of yarns, wool, and haberdashery supplies and has become a destination yarn shop for our many visitors from all around Essex and further afield. We also offer friendly classes, workshops and Knit & Knatter sessions.
We are easy to find — the shop is situated in the centre of Thundersley village, north of the A13 and south of the A127. Free parking is available in the nearby lay-by or in the car park opposite.
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