Local shopping news

Last updated 20 April

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There are many alterations to opening hours and many ‘essential’ shops are in fact closed, even though one might expect them to be open. The reasons seem to have more to do with staff shortages and difficulties conducting business within ‘social distancing’ guidelines rather than stock shortages.

Here are some of the key ones we know about

Earleys in Barnham (which was closed) re-opened on 15 April, but is now shut all day on Mondays.
All of the following are also still open – Merry Meats Yapton, Arundel Butchers, Charlies Farm Shop (and the Forge usually has a selection of fresh meat from Jordans, Rose Green).

Goodwood Farm shop has normally only been open for trade customers but is now open to the public Monday-Friday and Saturday morning. They sell their own organic meat at trade prices – and also all their dairy products.
To find the shop, use the postcode PO18 0QF.

Barnham shops
The Co-op closes early (8pm), but Tesco is open until 11pm as usual.
Trading Post is open as usual and seems to have good stocks (including compost and some plants) – but also fairly long queues.

Any news on Eastergate Stores?

Fontwell Waitrose is open (until 9pm) but is said to be busy during the day, quieter around 7pm. David Kibble Wines is open Wed-Sat 10am-7pm

Arundel – Pallant Deli now closes at 3.30, so they can make deliveries.

‘Home and Hardware’ stores are classified as ‘essential’ but all seem closed – Robert Dyas, Lakeland and Homebase (but B&Q in Bognor is open but for ‘essential home repair’ goods only). The Range is open, but usually busy.
Turners Pies is closed (despite rumours to the contrary), and at Cook they go and get items for you – you can’t enter the shop (but you can phone through an order and collect later).
All the banks & builidng societies are open shorter hours (see separate page with details).