Dear Volunteers, Friends and customers of SWOP.
As a plant nursery we are included in the list of essential retailers permitted to open during this lockdown, however, our primary role is to offer support and a safe place for our Volunteers. After careful consideration we feel the risk is too great to our Volunteers, Friends, customers and staff to open and our sites and retail shops will be closed with effect from Wednesday 6th January 2021.
The web shop at Chestnut Nursery will be available – please check the website for details www.chestnutnursery.org and trade customers will be served at Cherry Tree nursery by appointment.
This will put our charity under pressure but we feel it is the right decision as the safety of all is paramount. We will review the decision at the end of January and in the meantime, please rest assured staff will be busy behind the scenes maintaining the plants and ensuring they look their best for the forthcoming season.
Our Volunteers will be supported remotely, as they have been since the first lockdown in March 2020, by the use of social media, video conferencing and one-to-one telephone calls.
Thank you for your support while we play our part in the national effort to control and defeat the Covid-19 virus.