Prepare for Our High Streets' Independence Day this 4th July

I have no doubt the High Streets and town centres of Brentwood, Ongar, Shenfield, North Weald, Ingatestone, West Horndon and Abridge will be busier this weekend as the latest lifting of lockdown restrictions allows restaurants, pubs, libraries and churches to reopen – albeit under strict COVID se

Brickbats and Bouquets

It’s a sad fact of life that where there is misfortune and vulnerability, there are despicable people willing to exploit it for financial gain. The pandemic lockdown restrictions may have kept most people from living their lives as normal, but for scammers it has been business as usual.

Bubbles and Shopping

The guidance on keeping safe and alert against the deadly virus, COVID-19, has been cautiously relaxed this week with non-essential retail shops allowed to open, and single person households allowed to form a “bubble” with another household.