Llangollen businesses and organisations have reacted to yesterday’s Welsh Government announcement of a two-week circuit breaker lo lockdown to begin this Friday.
On Facebook the Llangollen Coronavirus Help Group posted: “As we move into another, hopefully temporary, lockdown and in preparation for what could be some difficult months ahead the Llangollen Coronavirus Help Group plans to resume its work and set up a new network of support in Llangollen for those who need help, are isolated, or are vulnerable during these difficult times.
“We hope to provide regular contact and support with shopping.
“If you need support or know of anyone who you think we could help please contact:
Austin Cheminais (Chem)07813 761766, firstname.lastname@example.org; John Palmer
07515 051696, email@example.com. If you need help collecting prescriptions contact Sheena Grindley, 07592 018533.
Llangollen Group of Anglican Churches posted: “Following the announcement from the First Minister of Wales today, there will be no Sunday services until the National Lockdown has ended.
“A service will be live-streamed on this page at 11am on Sunday morning.
Please pray for each other during this challenging time.”
The message from the Ponderosa Cafe was: “Good afternoon everyone. I hope this message finds you all well amidst these strange times we again find ourselves and our livelihoods in.
“For the time being the Cafe will remain closed following Mark Drakeford’s recent announcement placing Wales into a circuit break national lockdown (from Friday 23rd October).
“Furthermore there will be another road closure week commencing October 26th, the main Horseshoe Pass road A542 will close for three weeks for essential maintenance works.
“At this moment in time the prospect of opening the Ponderosa Cafe before November is looking very bleak, hopefully we can get the Cafe open for December in time for our Christmas lunches, a bit of snow wouldn’t go amiss.
“I believe it would bring a bit of much needed Christmas cheer to children and adults alike.
“To all our wonderful customers I thank you once again the support we have received has been truly overwhelming and it honestly keeps us moving forward in these uncertain times.
“An update regarding the Cafe will coincide with the Welsh assembly’s update in two weeks time on the 9th of November. Kindest regards Simon Clemence.”
Llangollen Wharf posted: “You will all now know that we will be closed from 6pm Friday. So as a last farewell before the boys go on their winter holidays we are going to be running horsedrawn boat trips on Thursday 22nd at 11am 12.30 and 2pm.
“Our Tea Room will be open every day also from 9am till 4.30pm for eating at the Wharf or Take Away. You can book the trips on our website or phone the Wharf on 01978 860702.”
Posting from the Bridge End Hotel was: “Update: Following today's announcement, we will sadly be closing our doors again on Friday, 23rd October at 6 pm until Monday, 9th November.
“But we need your help... to clear our stock over the next 4 days, we've got Robinsons Smooth at £2.00 per pint and Unicorn at £2.50 per pint. So please pop by and have a drink in your local... When the beer has gone, it's gone!
“Thanks for your amazing support over the last few months and we can't wait to welcome you back on the 9th!”
And Dee Valley Produce posted: “HERE WE GO AGAIN........
“So just to keep you all up to date, I thought we would just put up a little reminder-
We are still going to be open as usual Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sunday 10-3.30pm.
“We are still doing free home deliveries and collections. To place an order call us on 01978861805. We can take payment over the phone and except cash.”
Llangollen Pizza & Kebab said on Facebook: "Dear customers,