Wirral’s ‘High Street Heroes’ revealed

Nominations for Wirral “High Street Heroes” poured in for hundreds of independent shops that went above and beyond during lockdown, Wirral Council has said.

The Dog’s Diner, Moreton, “They’ve gone above and beyond in unprecedented times to make sure no dog goes hungry and delivered to people who had to remain isolated. They treat customers dogs like their own and give them treats as soon as they walk in.”

Wirral Council asked residents to nominate small high street businesses who were at the beating heart of their communities, delivering food and essentials to shielding residents while providing a cheerful face during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wirral Council said, “After the difficult time they have been through, there is no doubt that all Wirral’s businesses deserve to be labeled ‘High Street Heroes’ but 17 have been chosen to be the face of the new campaign, encouraging residents to support their local businesses.”

As ever, it is important to support local independent businesses, but especially during these hard times in the run-up to Christmas. Here are the 17 that were chosen:

Neil & Maria Kershaw Newsagents, Egremont.
Helen Moore Hairdressing, Wallasey.
Rostherne (Cross) Nursery, Leasowe.
The Village Shop, Heswall.
Tower Stores, New Brighton. “They worked tirelessly throughout lockdown, cooking meals for NHS staff and delivering shopping to people shielding. Massive appreciation to this amazing family.”
M&A Weinronk Pharmacy, Pensby.
Lewis Butchers & Deli, Greasby.
Heseltine’s Butchers, Upton.
The Bike Shop, Moreton.
Boysenberry Catering & Deli, New Ferry. “They offered a delivery service very quickly after lockdown, worked nonstop and still managed to serve every customer with a smile. They are an asset to the area and people now come from far and wide to shop in the deli.”
Colin Lunt Greengrocer, West Kirby.
K&N Fresh Veg & Fruit, Birkenhead. “I am in poor health and during lockdown K&N bought supplies to my home. I don’t know what I would have done without them. I will never forget what they have done for the community during lockdown. Wonderful, wonderful people.”
Third generation butcher and delicatessen, Muffs of Bromborough.
James Fielding, Baker Street, Bromborough.
Hoylake Pantry: Zero Waste Shopping.
Every Lesson Counts Tutoring, Bebington.

How you can help

These 17 amazing businesses are just the tip of the iceberg, with many more Wirral businesses doing extraordinary things during lockdown. The best way you can help is to support all your local businesses, not just those listed above. They’ve had a tough time in 2020 and need your custom more than ever.

All of the businesses listed above are COVID-secure and have introduced many measures to ensure their customers are safe, including face masks, social distancing and rules about the number of people who can be in their premises. 

#ShopSafeShopLocal

All images courtesy of Wirral Council.

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