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Framlingham Business Association News

Businesses During the Covid-19 Lockdown – As at 19th August 2020

Please check with individual businesses for their current updates.
If any business has information they would like to share with the business community please let us know on: admin@framlinghambusiness.co.uk. You can also see information on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FramlinghamBA

Framlingham Technology Centre:
We are now fully operational. Our tenants are starting to return and we have made a covid safe working environment.
Reception is open from 8.30 – 5.00 Mon – Fri, so give us a call for all enquiries 01728 726500.

Castle Cleaners: Castle Cleaners in Framlingham remain open and will be offering a limited collection/delivery service. They have commercial machines that wash at a very high temperature which some people may need of during this time. The shop will be open on Saturday from 9am -1pm but please call 07982 711151 for more details.

Toby's Pet Shop is open for animals and pets supplies, you can pre-order for collection at the shop or delivery on 01728 727409. Contactless payment. See their Facebook page for updates and products https://www.facebook.com/tobyspetshop/
Opening hours for collection and purchases 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Saturday.

Framlingham East of England Co-op
Normal opening hours 7 days a week.
10% discount available to NHS workser for food store, excluding forecourts, scheme extended to Care workers. Please show NHS card or Green ‘Care’ Card.

Hall Farm Butchers on Market Hill are offering a delivery service in Framlingham and surrounding area for their high quality local meats.  You can order in advance and collect in person or order for home delivery.  Cashless payment preferred.  Please phone 01728 727422 or contact on sales@hallfarmbutchers.co.uk. From 1st June opening hours are:
Monday – 9am to 5pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 8am to 5pm
Wednesday – 8am to 1pm
Saturday – 8am to 2pm
You can keep up to date with Hall Farm Butchers on their website http://www.hallfarmbutchers.co.uk Instagram and Facebook.

Carley Hill Hair open from July 4th, will contact clients on lockdown cancelled appointments contact them for advice by email. Website: http://www.carleyhill.co.uk or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/carleyhillhair

221b Bakers are open for bakery produce but not for sitting in, you can order in advance. Phone on 01728 723526 or message on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/2twenty1b

The Common Room is currently closed. See https://m.facebook.com/commonroomfram for updates.

Mr. Chan Chinese Takeaway 
Latest opening times: from 5-9 Tues – Thu, 5-9:30 Fri – Sat, 5-8 Sun. If you live in the town area and are self-isolating and want some Chinese food, they are happy to deliver to you except Fridays and Saturdays. If you have any questions or want to contact, please call on 01728-724283. https://www.facebook.com/Mr-Chan-136050823120182/

Framlingham Wine Shop
Will continue with their local delivery service. Shop also open from 17th June 11-5 Wed/Thurs, 11-6pm Fri/Sat 4-7 Sunday. Please text orders to 07769 347001 or email to contact@theframwineshop.com  For latest information - www.theframwineshop.com

Framlingham Town Council offices now closed, the offices are now the Response Centre for the Covid-19 virus. See https://framlingham.com

Clarke and Simpson Open, current updates on Open, current updates on https://www.clarkeandsimpson.co.uk/covid-19-statement-current-intentions

Garnetts Gardens Open from 16th June, Tues to Sat 10-4 initially, and will continue with ordering in advance for collection and the Veg Boxes. Payment is contactless over the phone.
You can order by email at garnettsgardens@outlook.com 

D C Patrick Newsagents
Open. They offer a photocopy & printing service.

Huntingfield Estates
The office has now been adjusted with protective measure and is now open and ready for business - by appointment only. Valuations are taking place under strict guidelines. Please contact becky@huntingfieldestates.co.uk or 01728 724566.

Framlingham Dentist is not currently open for routine exams, treatments or hygiene appointments.  For emergencies only please contact them on 07934 725091. For full details see https://www.aldeburghdentist.co.uk

Framlingham Vets are Open.
Please phone 01728 621666 or email reception@framlinghamvets.com Hours M-F 8am to 6pm, Sat 9am-5pm.
Further information and advice on this can be found at https://www.framlinghamvets.com/covid-19-update

Cross Ram Solicitors are providing their first class service, requesting they be contacted only by post, phone (01986 873636) or email on info@crossram.co.uk. Information at http://crossram.co.uk

The Kitchen Range and Cookshop 
The Kitchen Range and Cookshop is Open. Visit their website https://www.krcookshop.com to browse and shop safely online.

Leos Deli
Leos Deli are open Mon-Sat 8.30am to 3.00pm, Sunday 9.30 to 1.00pm and have their usual range of delicious products from cheese, charcuterie, bread, organic teas, delicious biscuits, vegetables, to baked goods. They can deliver to you as well, please email Mark on info@leosdeli.co.uk or phone on 01728 724059. Leos' Deli website is http://www.leosdeli.co.uk

Simpson's Sweets and Milkshakes
Simpsons Sweets and Milkshakes are open again now, opening hours are Monday – Friday 11am to 4pm and Saturday 10am to 3pm. To stay up to date follow them on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/simpsonssweetshop

Gotelee Solicitors
Will continue to offer their services remotely, please contact as usual, calls will be forwarded to staff. Contact details https://www.gotelee.co.uk/contact-us/. See website for more information on https://www.gotelee.co.uk/news/working-together-in-difficult-times-an-update-from-gotelee-solicitors-llp-covid-19/

About Fram
Working normally and about to produce the summer aboutfram magazine.
You can sign up for the About Fram e-news at -  https://aboutmedia.co.uk/aboutfram/ and catch up with the latest news.

Magic Media Street Online Services (Covid-19 and Beyond)
For Learners - Imagine Playing Guitar - Online Lessons and Support to help you Live Your Dream and Aid your Health and Wellbeing during these challenging times.
For Trainers and Tutors - FREE Video and Advice on Keeping Your Face-to-Face Clients and Students Engaged Online. Click on ZOOM Webinar for Teachers from my Website Main Menu.
Contact: Mick Hutton - Magic Media Street Tel/Text: +44 (0)7900 225723
Email: info@magicmediastreet.com Website: www.magicmediastreet.com

Ruby Tyger
Opening from 15th June 10am-3.00pm Mon-Sat. You can Browse Instagram rubytyger.framlingham or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RubyTyger/ and see if there is anything you'd like to treat yourself to.  Please call on 01728 724470 (please leave a message if not answered) or email info@rubytyger.co.uk, payment by BACS or card payment by phone.  

The Crown Hotel and Hour Community
The Crown Hotel is opening from 4th July –
Sunday open 9am-5pm, food 9am-4pm
Mon/Tues open 8am to 5pm, food 8am to 3pm
Wed/Thurs open 8am to 9pm, food 8am to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm
Fri/Sat open 8am to 11pm, food 8am to 9pm

Hour Community
Hour Community are offering a lot of local support, please see their Facebook page for latest updates
You can also donate to support Hour Communities work in this time of exceptional need, please follow the link on -  https://framlingham.com/

Rumbles Fish Bar
Rumbles Fish Bar have resumed their normal opening hours from 1st June.

Easton Farm Park
Easton Farm Park is opening from 1st July for season ticket holders, 4th July for camping, cow shed, holiday cottages, 6th July farm open for visitors. Pre book on https://www.eastonfarmpark.co.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eastonfarmpark/

K9 Classroom
K9 Classroom is now operating. Social distancing is still in place and I will only be walking one or two dogs at a time in open fields and woodlands perfect for that shade. Please do contact me if you would like me to walk your dog. Happy to discuss your situation. My crates are all Trans K9 with a cooling system added to each one. Free advice regarding dog training etc. over the phone to any NHS staff.
For more information please contact Ben on info@k9classroom.co.uk or 07805162731
Website https://www.k9classroom.co.uk and you can follow on Facebook and twitter.

Keith Snowdon Web Design
Keith Snowdon Web Design now working remotely. Current special offers can be found at https://www.keithsnowdon.co.uk/special-offers
Contact details are 01728 726566, info@keithsnowdon.co.uk and https://www.keithsnowdon.co.uk

KR Bears and Dolls
KR Bears and Dolls online shop is open as usual, offering lovely dolls, bears and toys on
https://www.krbearsanddolls.com. Orders can be posted out, or delivery available locally.

Zorbas Restaurant
Zorbas is open 7 days a week for takeaway, and offering free meals for NHS Doctors and Nurses. Contact 01728 621221

Fram Post Ofice
Open 8.30 am to 5.15 pm Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 12.00pm Saturday, closed Sunday.

Barclays Bank, Framlingham branch
Open Monday and Friday 9.30 am to 2.00pm and Wednesday 10.00 am to 2.00 pm.

Fram DIY
Fram DIY is open. Orders can be taken by email framdiy@keme.co.uk or phone 01728 723505 for collection outside the shop or delivery.

Framlingham Bookshop
Reopening from 16th June, on Tuesdays and Saturdays only at the moment. A maximum of 2 customers in the shop at any one time. There will be anti-viral wipes and hand sanitiser available.

Open from 15th June 9am to 1pm, online sales available at www.billbulstrode.co.uk or phone 01728 621152. .

Fairweather Law, Framlingham Office
Office currently is not open. Staff can be contacted on their usual emails or contact the office on 01728 724737 see http://www.fairweatherlaw.co.uk/site/contact/framlingham-solicitors/

The Fireplace Framlingham
Open from 15th June, email at: the-fireplace-fram@btconnect.com

From 2nd June they will be offering a contactless delivery service ordering online at www.framlinghamflorist.co.uk or phone (01728 723764 or 724039). They are aiming to re-open the shop from 15th June within government guidelines.

Framlingham Castle, English Heritage
Plan to open from early July with limited visitor numbers, pre-booking required. You can book from mid-June. More on:

Fram Farmers
Staff working from home, please check their website for contact details. Information and updates on https://twitter.com/FramFarmers

Re-opening 15th June.

Gurneys Solicitors
Office is closed to the public, but they can be contacted on 01728 621372 or email at mail@gurneys-solicitors.co.uk

Out and About
Open from 16th June and you can order online at https://www.outandaboutclothing.co.uk/categories

Jet Garage Shop
Fuel is self-service by card and open 24 hours a day as usual.

Pizza and Grill
Open for takeaway only, pre-order in advance only on 01728 621555.

Suffolk CNC
Open, please see their Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SuffolkCNC/
and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/suffolkcnc/

Hilton Macarons
Hilton Macarons sold in retail outlets and at events, are now available to buy online at

Trulock and Harris
Open. Email info@trulockandharris.co.uk and you can keep updated on https://www.trulockandharris.co.uk/News/List

Winnthinking People Development
You can find out more at https://www.winnthinking.co.uk/news/to-all-clients-and-associates
Contact info@winnthinking.co.uk or 01728 685726

Boundary Farm Cottages
The current position in relation to COVID-19 is that holiday accommodation will be able to reopen on 4th July at the earliest. We are accepting new holiday bookings from 4th July 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and so this may be subject to change. Fortunately, due to the rural location of our cottages and shepherd huts, we should be in a strong position to open at the earliest opportunity. If for any reason we go back into lock down during your travel dates, we can move your dates or offer a refund. For more information and to instant book, visit https://boundaryfarmcottages.co.uk/uncategorised/covid-19-customer-faqs/

Exceptions – In line with Government guidance we have been and are accepting bookings from: People who live in our properties as interim abodes whilst their primary residence is unavailable; Critical workers whose work is critical to the Covid-19 response and non-UK residents who are unable to travel to their country of residence during this period;
People who are unable to move into a new home due to the current restrictions

Booking conditions - Our usual terms and conditions will apply after 4th July.  Refer to our terms and conditions.

Cleaning - Although we can’t guarantee that our properties are free from infection, all our properties are cleaned and maintained to a high standard. Additionally we are using antibacterial agent on surfaces, hand rails, door knobs, light switches etc. to help reduce the risk of infection. 

Turner and Ellerby
Hoping to open June 15th, please check their Facebook for updates https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Footwear-Store/Castle-Shoes-Ltd-150353825636153/

Group Fitness Training
Open. Please see their Facebook for updates https://en-gb.facebook.com/pg/groupfitness/posts/

Castle Shoes
Opened June 15th, please check their Facebook for updates https://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/category/Footwear-Store/Castle-Shoes-Ltd-150353825636153/

Windmill Lodges
Are taking bookings for arrivals from 6th July, with special terms please see: https://windmilllodges.co.uk/covid19-customer-faqs/ Please see website for updates https://windmilllodges.co.uk

Country Vision Opticians
Open M/T/T/F from July 2nd for appointments only. Phone on 01728 621250. More detailed information please see: https://www.facebook.com/countryvisionopticians/

Framlingham Pharmacy

Prince of India
Open for collection and delivery of take away 5.30pm to 9.30pm daily. Tel 01728 724275.See their Facebook page for any updates https://en-gb.facebook.com/princeofindiafram/

Framlingham Travel
Open from 1st July, M-F 9-5.30, Sat 9-5, see https://www.travelquest.co.uk/shops/framlingham-travel

Curry India
Delivery and takeaway service daily, phone 01728 724230, see https://en-gb.facebook.com/Curry-India-119565021444562/

The Station Hotel
Opens 4th July. Open for takeaway pizza on Thursday and Fridays 5pm to 9pm and Saturday 3pm to 9pm. Phone 01728 727167 to pre-order your pizza. http://www.thestationframlingham.com/news/

The Railway
Open from 4th July, for updates see: https://therailwayframlingham.co.uk/

Framlingham Market
Open Tuesday and Saturdays, public hand sanitisers in place, there are food stalls including fruit and vegetables , Fish and Bread. Fruit and veg can be ordered in advance for collection by contacting Roger at Etheridges Nurseries on - 01379 384205 for Tuesday/Saturdays or Carl Jones on - nataliejones1979@yahoo.com for Saturdays.

Charity Shops
Currently unable to take delivery of items but help in other ways is welcome as they are experience a drop in income due to closed shops and cancelled fundraising events:

EACH - See their website for how to help by https://www.each.org.uk this includes donating and taking part in virtual events and home fundraising.

St Elizabeth Hospice – See their website for how to help, including home fundraising, you can also donate. Please phone 01473 723600 or see the website - https://www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk

Sue Ryder Care - See their website for how you can support including using their ebay shop. donating by post or directly https://www.sueryder.org

Bridges and Garrards
Open from 28th May.

Opening from 15th June with social distancing.

Bradlaughs Electrical
Opening from 15th June with social distancing. Open M/T/T/F/Sat 10-4, closed Wednesday,

Mark Palmer
Opening 16th July, booking studio sessions and viewing appointments from July.

Posh Paws

Framlingham Physiotherapy Practice
Opening from 4th June with safety measures in place. Contact 01728 723295 or 077790 923873

Phoebe & Flo
Opening from 15th June at 10.30am.

Sewing Allsorts
Opening M/T/T/F/S 10-2, closed Weds and Sun. Can pre-order on 01728 621511 or facebook. Contactless preferred.

Sarah Cole Jewllery Studio
Opening from 16th June – 9.30am to 4.30pm Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

K9 Divine Grooming
Normal hours from 8th June.

Working remotely, usual contact.

Art and Frame Shop
Opening Monday 15th and 16th June 1.00am to 1.00pm.

Please see the facebook page https://en-gb.facebook.com/www.impulsefashion.co.uk/ where you can see about delivery options and opening plans.

FBA Member Gotelee Solicitors - Advice on Furlough Leave:

Have questions around furlough leave? FBA member Gotelee Solicitors has some answers for you in their latest blog post:

Help for the Self Employed - Information from MENTA:

The government is setting up a scheme which will be called the Coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme which will be open to those who were trading in the last financial year, still trading now, and planning to continue doing so this year.

If a self-employed person or partnership has suffered a loss in income, a taxable grant will be paid, worth 80% of their profits up to a cap of £2,500 per month. Initially, this will be available for three months in one lump-sum payment and will start to be paid from the beginning of June.

To be eligible more than half of a claimant's income needs to be from self-employment. The scheme will be open to those with a trading profit of less than £50,000 in 2018-19, or an average trading profit of less than £50,000 from 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19.

The claim process will be as follows:

· Applicants will not need to make a claim for support as HMRC will use existing information to identify those eligible and will invite application

· The application will require applicants to confirm that they meet the eligibility requirements

· It will be paid straight into a bank account, which eligible taxpayers will need to confirm on their application form

· Applicants do not need to contact HMRC now if they are eligible HMRC will contact them directly.

More advice is available from AccountAbility-plus here or via our 121 Business Service: 121@menta.org.uk

Updated Guidance on the Grant Fund Scheme:

The Government has produced updated guidance on the Grant Fund Scheme which provides further detail on how this will operate. You can view it here.

This is the third version of the guidance to have been produced in the last two weeks which highlights both how quickly things are changing and the need to keep checking on updates of all the guidance produced to make sure you are operating from the most recent version. You can check this page; https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-business-support-grant-funding

To find out more or to join the FBA please click here

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