Shop Local: Palmers Butchers still open during second lockdown

Staff with facemasks at Palmers Butchers

Staff of Palmers Butchers. - Credit: Palmers Butchers

An independent butchers which has been serving customers in Weston town centre for more than 50 years is still open during the second lockdown. 

Palmers Butchers, in Meadow Street, is offering free local delivery to Weston households.  

Orders can be placed over the phone before 2pm for same deliveries between 4-6pm. 

Opening times at the shop remain the same, 7am-5pm from Tuesday to Saturday, and social distancing measures are in place. 

Christmas hampers are available as well as festive vouchers, both of which can be purchased over the phone or in store for friends and family. 

Until the end of November, Palmers is running a Facebook competition to win drinks as a way of saying thank you to its supporters. 

Director Tim Gardner told the Mercury: “Before the second lockdown we had a very busy shop and we’ve been doing very well. 

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“A lot of customers have taken advantage of our free delivery services and we’ve sold hundreds of hampers with many more available. 

“I buy my cattle from the market so it’s all high-quality services that we provide. We’ve been a family run business for more than half a century. 

“Obviously we’re limiting the amount of people in the shop at one given time and all staff members wear masks.” 

In August, the butchers warned it could shut if it could not collect deliveries. 

A road closure and social distancing measures around Alexandra Parade affected many independent traders as delivery drivers were forced to park elsewhere or face fines and parking tickets. 

The issue was resolved after North Somerset Council revised its road closures when it spoke to businesses and used the feedback to make changes. 

Mr Gardener urged people to shop locally in the run up to Christmas. 

He added: “We are losing too much in Weston, too many businesses are not looking good for the future. 

“We need people supporting us 52 weeks of the year if they can, we understand if they go into a supermarket but just spending a little amount in a local independent shop will go a long way to boosting the local economy.” 

Orders can be placed on 01934 629736 or by messaging www.facebook.com/Palmersqualitybutchers 

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