What’s next for our local businesses? Since the Covid-19 virus lockdown in March, many of our local shops and services have been providing incredible support for residents by changing the way they work to offer goods and services that often were new to them. Some have been providing essential delivery services for those families who were self-isolating as well as doing their best to raise funds for local charities.

Now that the lockdown measures are easing, we asked local shops, businesses and initiatives to tell us about how they are operating, or plan to operate in the near future.
If you would like to tell us about the changes you have made or will make to your business, please email: editorial@theknaphillian.co.uk

Some of our local shops and services remained open during that time (as essential services), and had to adapt quickly to keep their staff and customers safe. We praise the courage of these managers and staff for their dedication. Click here for more on this.

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Boormans Jewellers and Gift Shop

Boormans family run, traditional jewellers and quality gift shop in Knaphill High Street is OPEN! The Knaphillian is delighted to hear that in line with government advice and the easing...
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ShyneFest is a local live music festival, organised by St Johns residents Shyne and Kevin Adcock and their friend Ciaron Sykes. It has been running for the last five years.
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Oscar Pet Foods

Local pet food delivery for dogs and cats and other companion animals. In these unprecedented times, pet food can be one less thing for you to worry about. As an essential business,...
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Cellar Magneval, Woking

A multi-award winning Wine Bar and Caveau in the centre of Woking. The Knaphillian recently learned about Jo de Magneval's photographic business and her initiative in raising money for the NHS with her 'Stay Home...
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Jo de Magneval Photography

Lifestyle documentary photography for families. Jo de Magneval moved back to St Johns, Woking from France last year and brought her photography business with her. The Knaphillian spoke to Jo, who...
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Brandons Estate Agents, Knaphill

Brandons Sales and Lettings Agent is a family run business in Knaphill. Director, Tony De Piano told The Knaphillian how they had been managing during lockdown. "Brandons office in The Broadway, Knaphill, has remained closed during the lockdown, however the...
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The Garibaldi Knaphill

The Garibaldi is an award winning public house in Knaphill village. UPDATE With only a couple of weeks to go before The Garibaldi is due to open again, we spoke...

Event Planners

Not just balloons! "Many people think the shop is just for balloons and party items, but Event Planners have been providing entertainment and themed events for weddings and other celebrations for over 25 years.
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Cheryl Catton Photography

Cheryl specialises in maternity, new born and family photography. The Knaphillian asked Cheryl about 'Project Doorstep': "As a photographer, I have an extremely strong desire to capture this period in our lives....
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Slimming World at St Johns and Bisley

Charmaine Cunningham has been a Slimming World consultant for Knaphill, St Johns and Bisley for two years. Charmaine told The Knaphillian:"My passion for helping people wanting to make changes to their lifestyles and lose weight is still as strong...
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The Art House, Woking

The Art House, run by Geeta Bhana, offers art classes and workshops including painting, sculpture, print making and mosaics for children and adults. "I run an art school, so I have created an online art...