A LOCAL greengrocers which started doing deliveries during lockdown has won praise from Solihull Council as part of its Support Local campaign.
Four Seasons in Chelmlsey Wood Shopping Centre stepped out to help vulnerable members of the community and those isolating.
In the first lockdown with florists shut and due to demand, the shop, run by a husband and wife team, started to stock silk flowers so that bouquets and floral tributes could be provided in the sad event of funerals for local people.
Cheryl Damms, marketing manager, Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre said: “We are all continuing to get through trying times as the community pushes through this pandemic, which is why it’s so wonderful to recognise the selfless acts of kindness that our retailers and the local community have shown.
“It’s times like this we see just how much the people of Chelmsley Wood support and care for each other.
“Please continue to show that you care by wearing a mask or face covering if you can, to help keep our community safe.”
Councillor Karen Grinsell, deputy leader of Solihull Council added: “Small and independent businesses remain at the heart of our economy, it’s wonderful to see how they’ve managed to adapt and diversify to meet the ongoing challenges of being a retailer during a pandemic.
“Now’s the time to support local, to rediscover the shops and services we may have forgotten about.
“With the power of modern technology it’s even easier to find what is on offer in your local area, by searching online, on social media platforms or by simply contacting a business directly via phone or email.”
Firms can promote their services by sending a business picture to firstname.lastname@example.org with their name and what they offer.
Images will then be shared on the Council’s Instagram page (@solihullcouncil) where people can like, comment and share their support for this campaign. The images will automatically be entered into the Support Local photo competition.