Let’s get back to normal!

As of today, shops, gyms, hairdressers, and some other businesses are thankfully reopening.

Restaurants and pubs are also allowed to open – albeit outdoor only for the first month.

It’s been a busy time at Bournefree – very busy – both with our magazine online and in print.

There are new businesses opening as well as many reopening and we want to engage with as many as possible.

One such example has been Carvers, the new food delivery service working out of Eastbourne. We covered its March launch extensively online and now they have a front-page advert and full-page editorial in this edition.

That is an example of how Bournefree can work well for advertising. We can cover you online and in print, at timings to suit your business.

Another great example is Ratton Pantry, which we featured last month in print in the Food and Drink section.

We then shared the story online so too did the owners Victoria and Sean. Their verdict: “The reaction was great.”

Partnerships are also important to us, and we want to develop relationships with groups and people around town.

We have started working with Seahaven FM, which recently launched in Eastbourne, and that will be a two-way mutually beneficial relationship.

And the result of all that is we are seeing record numbers of people coming to our website www.bournefreelive.co.uk

The paper has grown by 16 pages and our aim is to go even higher.

Next, it’s May 17. Contact us if your business is reopening that day or indeed if you want to shout about what your business or organisation is up to.

We are now, hopefully, in exciting times but still with a need to be safe.

The picture is of the Wheatsheaf at Willingdon – who we have been working closely with this past few weeks.