This coming Saturday, 7th December, is Small Business Saturday in the UK – a day when we are all encouraged to support our local small businesses.
As a proud resident of Frimley Green, I thought I would take this opportunity to plug some of the wonderful small businesses we have in the Village and surrounding area – all of which I have had the pleasure of dealing with on many occasions in the past few years.
I’ve selected my top 16 (it was going to be 15 but I couldn’t decide which one to drop) – of course there are more and I’m sure you have other favourites, but these are mine.
Two By Two Pets – Ansell Road, Frimley
We’re big pet lovers in the Chapman household, having kept (and bred) rabbits, hamsters and fish. At the moment we have 3 Guinea Pigs and a mad Burman Cat.
Every couple of weeks I visit Two By Two to get my food, sawdust and hay as well as treats for the cat. They are always well stocked and, helpfully, open on Sunday Morning.
Elm Cottage Vets – Frimley Green Road, Frimley Green
Kind of follows on from the one above. If you love your pet, you need a good vet and the people at Elm Cottage are fab. Always helpful and accommodating, and compassionate when our aging rabbits developed problems and had to be put to sleep.
Deepcut Garage – Mytchett Road, Mytchett
With two garages in the area, these guys are fairly well known. Mytchett branch is the one I use regularly for servicing and MOTs. It’s always nice to find a motor mechanic that you can trust.
Frimley Green Post Office – Frimley Green Road
The local Post Office has traditionally been at the centre of Village life and for many people it’s an absolute necessity. Too many post offices are closing and therefore need the support of local people to make a viable business case.