Peacehaven town ‘restored to a thriving community’ as businesses reopen

The return of shoppers to the streets of Peacehaven has been welcomed by the Peacehaven and District Chamber of Commerce.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 12:18 pm
The Good Companions in Roderick Avenue was among the businesses to open on Monday. Photo: Google Images

Since lockdown restrictions eased on Monday, ‘some sense of normality’ has returned to the area as people head back to pub gardens, barbers, hairdressers, indoor leisure centres, beauty/massage premises, libraries, community centres and charity shops.

A spokesman for the Peacehaven & District Chamber of Commerce said: “It was wonderful to see shoppers returning and the world of face-to-face interactions being embraced and enjoyed once more.

“The opportunity to go for a drink/meal with friends and family for the first time this year to pubs and restaurants with outdoor seating areas was eagerly taken up.

“Seeing people smiling and engaged in light hearted conversations with sprinkles of laughter, you could feel the tensions of the past months subsiding.

“Coronavirus crisis protocol was still plain to see with customers wearing masks, socially distanced queues and hand-sanitising stations but you could sense that spirits were high.

“Barbers and hairdressers were kept busy all day and will be for some time as customers have their hair returned to its former glory!

“Shoppers and business owners alike are absolutely delighted to return and see Peacehaven Town restored to being a thriving community once again.”