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Framlingham Business Association News

Businesses During the Covid-19 Lockdown – As at 23rd April 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:
Our building is only open to tenants who can’t work from home.
Reception is currently being run remotely, so we are still available on 01728 726500 or team@t-centre.co.uk.
Our aim is to make a physical return to reception when Stage 2 of path out of lockdown begins , currently 1st June

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 are currently closed until early July at the earliest - but you can contact them for advice by email 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 
Open from 5pm - 8pm during weekdays and Sunday, and 5pm - 9pm on Friday and Saturday for takeout only. 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
Is currently offering a wine delivery service, order by email or text for delivery in the local area only. For latest information and how to order please check out the website - https://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 office and Auction Centre are closed but key staff working remotely, see their website for specific contact details. More details and current updates on https://www.clarkeandsimpson.co.uk/covid-19-statement-current-intentions

Garnetts Gardens are closed but offering a standing order or general order veg food box for collection from their car park Wednesdays to Saturdays. There are limited delivery slots for those who are most in need of it. Payment is contactless over the phone or via bank transfer.  You can order by email at garnettsgardens@outlook.com with name/contact number/shopping list or message on Facebook https://en-gb.facebook.com/GarnettsGardens. They have a phone number but this is increasingly used for taking payments, 01728 724589. They have some garden products subject to availability, including plants and compost.

D C Patrick Newsagents
Current opening hours 6.45 am to 1.00pm Monday to Saturday, 7.00am to 10.30am Sundays. 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 - for patients that require essential care to avoid unnecessary suffering or maintain animal welfare (see below for link to information on this). They can also take phone or video consults, arrange prescription of medications and parasite treatments, some vaccinations, and pet food. Please phone 01728 621666 or email reception@framlinghamvets.com. Hours Monday-Friday 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 closed to the public but can still offer delivery of many of their items including barbecues, accessories and homewares. Visit their website https://www.krcookshop.com to browse and shop safely online.

Leos Deli
Leos Deli are open 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 together with the Framlingham Town Council About Fram have compiled a list of local businesses offering a food delivery or take-away service during the Covid-19 crisis. This information is kept as up-to-date as possible, but please do check with each business beforehand. About media would also be pleased to hear from those offering helpful services for others for a slot in their e-news. Latest information can be found on https://aboutmedia.co.uk/aboutfram/covid-19/. You can sign up for the About Fram e-news at -  https://aboutmedia.co.uk/aboutfram/ and catch up with the latest news including initiatives surrounding Covid-19 and changes in relation to events.

Magic Media Street Online Services (Covid-19 and Beyond)
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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
Ruby Tyger is now closed due to Government Guidelines but can still offer a free local delivery and standard postage to further afield. 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 currently closed but many will have spotted on TV and the framlingham.com that they are working with Hour Community to provide meals on wheels service to those who need it - the isolated and vulnerable in our community.
For more information contact 01728 440511 or frammealsonwheels@gmail.com
Meal info on the Crown's Facebook page -

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 changed their hours temporarily.  They will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm.
They would prefer that you order in advance by phone on 01728 723643.
Discounts and priority given to Public Service workers - NHS, Police, Fire Services.

Easton Farm Park
Easton Farm Park is currently closed but you can still follow all the exciting things happening there with the animals by checking out their 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 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 closed but the office is open 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Orders can be taken by email framdiy@keme.co.uk or phone 01728 723505 for collection outside the shop or delivery.

Framlingham Bookshop
Closed but able to source old and new books and deliver or collect. Please contact Victoria at vsbell@outlook.com

Closed but if you need anything from stock please contact Bill on 07444 940576 or 01728 621152. He currently has some stock of vinyl/latex gloves, available at Hall Farm Butchers.

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
Currently closed but can be contacted by 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
Currently closed but you can get updates and see videos and links at https://www.facebook.com/framlinghamcastle/

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

The shop is currently closed but they can be contacted on chris@collateduk.com
Stock can be viewed on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/collateduk/ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/collated_uk/?hl=en
They can arrange delivery of items to you.

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
The Out and About Clothing shop is currently closed but you can order online by phone to Victoria on 07387 109113. Check their online shop at https://www.outandaboutclothing.co.uk/categories
For full details, updates and discounts see their blog and social media channels

Jet Garage Shop
The shop is open 7.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday, 7.00am to 2.00pm on Saturday and 8.00am to 1.00pm on Sunday. 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
Currently closed, 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
Currently closed, they are monitoring their 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
Latest news at https://boundaryfarmcottages.co.uk/uncategorised/covid-19-customer-faqs/

Turner and Ellerby
Office currently closed to the public, for contact details please see: http://www.turnerandellerby.com/

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

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

Windmill Lodges
Currently closed, please see website for updates https://windmilllodges.co.uk/

Country Vision Opticians
Not able to be open, for updates and contact details please see: https://www.facebook.com/countryvisionopticians/?rf=170508066981676

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
Office currently closed but can be contacted, 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
Currently closed, for updates please see http://www.thestationframlingham.com/news/

The Railway
Currently not open, for updates see: https://therailwayframlingham.co.uk/

Framlingham Market
Open Tuesday and Saturdays, 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.

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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