Thirteen essential stores staying open at Idlewells in Sutton during lockdown

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A host of non-essential stores at Idlewells shopping centre in Sutton-in-Ashfield have closed in line with the latest government lockdown guidelines.

Thirteen stores, inlcuding Heron Foods, Boots, Superdrug, Holland & Barrett and Specsavers will remain open throughout November in order to continue to provide essential supplies for customers.

A handful of retailers in the indoor market will remain open until 4pm each day, including Colledge’s Butchers, Webster’s Bakery, Alan’s Family Butchers and Larvin’s Larder.

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Greggs and Cooplands will continue to trade as take-away only with Greggs offering a delivery service via JustEat.

A handful of stores remain will remain open at Idlewells Shopping Centre during lockdownA handful of stores remain will remain open at Idlewells Shopping Centre during lockdown
A handful of stores remain will remain open at Idlewells Shopping Centre during lockdown

Non-essential stores including New Look, JD Sports and Ladbrokes will close although Material Girl and Clusters will continue to trade through their Facebook pages and provide delivery services in addition to click and collect services.The new lockdown restrictions will be in place until at least December 2 with further updates expected from the government on how and when restrictions might ease, towards the end of November.Customers will be able to continue to access Idlewells via the bus station entrance on Low Street or the indoor market between 8am and 6pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.Those wishing to use Idlewells’ Amazon lockers can continue to do so for parcel collections.Chloe O’Donnell, centre manager, said: “As a team, we’re very much prepared and ready for the second lockdown following the successful implementation of a range of additional safety measures since late March.

“I would like to thank our team for their continued dedication and our loyal customers for their cooperation as we ask them to continue to follow the guidelines in place.

“Our car park will remain open for now, however, parking charges do still apply.

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"We ask customers to continue to check our website for any further news and updates in relation to our car park and to see the full list of shops which remain open.“These measures will not be as restrictive as the first lockdown but we do ask that customers only visit us if it is essential in order to control the virus spread.”