The Dog House, Sandgate

Sandgate High Street: Open for Business

Sandgate Parish Council Chairman Tim Prater & Parish Clerk Gaye Thomas were delighted with the reception from businesses up and down Sandgate High Street on Friday 10th July. The message time and again was clear: Sandgate is Open for Business!

From hairdressers and barbers through cafes, antique, clothing dnd home decor shops, cafes and pubs, all are back up and trading, with all making adjustments to keep customers and staff safe and disatanced.

Sandgate Chairman Tim Prater commented:

“It’s great to see so many businesses with their doors now back open and trading, even where they’ve had to make real adjustments to do so at this time.

“A number of businesses have been trading throughout since March, others have reopened since. So many local people have relied on the service provided by businesses like The Village Store and The Dog House through the Covid closure period, and it has been hugely appreciated.

“Some businesses like Roka and Loaf are currently entirely take-away, and others, like our pubs The Providence and The Ship Inn, and restaurants like Ti Lucks, are offering eat and drink in, but with reduced hours, spacing and additional in premises precautions to keep all safe. What is clear is that everyone is doing their best to work within the new guidelines.

“It has only been a week since some businesses have been allowed to reopen at all, but they were all delighted to be back, and there is a real buzz in the High Street again, with almost all doors now open: great to see. “

Photography: Joe Hudson.