THE community spirit between businesses in Northwich has been praised following the challenges that the high street has faced in recent months.

Business owners and Northwich BID have commended the way that the town’s retailers and entrepreneurs have come together to face the coronavirus pandemic head on.

This cooperation is also a major factor in helping the town to recover post-Covid-19, which it is doing, according to footfall estimates.

There have also been kind words about the continued support from shoppers and customers for businesses in Northwich.

Phil Bower, owner of Northwich Art Shop, said: “Northwich has an incredible business community and we have all been working together to offer our customers as safe a shopping experience as possible.

“I’d also quickly like to mention how heartened we have been by the support of our customers. So far we have travelled over 2,000 miles delivering art products around Cheshire since early April.”

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Abda Obeid-Findley, from Abda’s Café, echoed Phil’s sentiments, saying: “Northwich has a very unique sense of community.

“Businesses have really come together to support each other in reopening, and I am proud to be part of this community as we always help one another get through difficult times.

“I would also like to thank our customers from the bottom of my heart, as none of this would be possible without their constant support.

“As a small family business, your support means everything to us.”

Northwich BID manager Jane Hough also stated how impressed she has been with the way that businesses have been so community orientated over the spring and summer.

“It has been so heartening to see businesses working together and pulling in the same direction during the coronavirus pandemic,” she added.

“Given the worries and challenges posed by lockdown, it would have been easy for businesses to work in isolation.

“But I’ve seen so many examples of teamwork and offers of help from different businesses in Northwich. It has been fantastic.

“This selfless approach will stand the town in really good stead as it recovers from the impact of Covid-19.”