14 of the independent businesses Gazette readers have been supporting in South Tyneside

We asked you to shout out the South Tyneside businesses you have been using during the coronavirus pandemic as part of our ongoing #SupportLocal campaign.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 6:00 am

You came in your dozens to shine a spotlight on the traders across South Tyneside and share why you have been using their services as we all spend more time at home.

Here are some of your suggestions from the Shields Gazette Facebook page – along with your stories of why you love these businesses and what they have done for you during a difficult year.

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You have been telling us about your favourite independent traders in South Tyneside.

Mrs B's Bargains, Prince Edward Road

Sue Wade said: “I never used this shop until lockdown and I love it. Lovely staff as well, makes it even better.”

Terry Lynn Kitchens & Bedrooms, New Image Carpets, NK Home & Garden Improvements, Matsons Plumbing & Heating and Shaun Matthias

Chris Aylott said: "We’ve used a few excellent local companies whilst redecorating our house during the pandemic.”

Mad 4 Pets, Commercial Road and Big River Pet Company

Alison Brown said: “Both local, family-run businesses for pet products.”

Lee’s Family Bakers, Stanhope Road

Judith Johnson said: “Fantastic staff, stuff is amazing and fresh.”

Daizy's Kitchen, St John’s Precinct, Hebburn

Jess Trott said: “Been a customer for a while. The food is always amazing.”

BCClean

Jade Melon said: “Absolutely tremendous cleaning company! Could not recommend more.”

Westoe Walkies

Jade Melon said: “The absolute best doggie walker/sitter and the nicest little human you could meet.”

LK’s Catering, Jarrow

Lisa Rodley said: “First class service, delivered afternoon tea and flowers.”

Mark’s Family Butchers, Ellison Street, Jarrow

Paul Manvell said: “Hands down. Excellent meat and fantastic customer service.”

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