We’re pleased to have recently welcomed back some of our retailers, who have re-opened and been well received by our visitors. They have all been keen to re-open for you, but only as and when it was advised that it was safe to do so.
Our essential stores have been open throughout the Covid-19 lockdown (Asda, Savers, The Vet, Cockhedge Medical Centre and B&M Stores) and have all done a fantastic job, in what has been a very challenging, worrying and constantly changing time.
You will also notice new safety measures that have been put into place – to keep our visitors, staff and retailer staff safe:
Specific entrance and exit doors
One way system throughout the centre
2 metre social distancing reminders
Hand sanitisation stations throughout the centre for you to use
Please adhere to these additional measures, as they are here for everyone’s health and wellbeing.
Below is a list of the stores that are currently open.Please contact them individually for any specific opening times or requirements. You will find their details on the Directory page, or via their social media pages.
Craft in Mind has been opened at The Cockhedge Shopping Centre by local craft and business owners Emma, Andy and Sandra. Originally, their idea was to establish a hub to be used during the Covid-19 lockdown – a place for people to donate food or craft equipment that could then be distributed to local charities and people in need.
It has only been open for just over a month, and already they have received so many donations from local businesses and residents! They have also been able to help and support many more families and individuals that may be struggling than they had originally envisaged.
Essential Item Donations
Donations include non-perishable food, clothing, toys and craft equipment, and as Emma has advised – “The feedback from people that we’ve helped has been amazing. From families needing new clothes as their children have grown, but they may have lost their job and so can’t replace items. To people picking up a craft magazine or activity pack free of charge to help with their mental health and wellbeing.”
Many local food retailers have been able to donate items for them to create essential food bags. Emma advised that help has been given by Asda at The Cockhedge Centre, Iceland and Savers, as well as individuals donating. So far, they’ve been able to support local organisations such as Room At The Inn, Hollins Park and Women’s Aid – as and when needed.
Craft Packs Helping with Mental Wellbeing
As well as helping with essential items their other focus is on mental health and wellbeing, and this is where the crafts have been popular. Much of their support is for people that have been self-isolating, and who maybe haven’t seen anyone for quite a few months. They have been speaking with them over the phone, a friendly voice to simply have a conversation with.
They have also been putting together craft packs for people to collect, or they have been delivering too to those who have to remain at home. These provide a fun activity, something to stimulate and work at – helping mood, mental health and feeling of achievement.
How Can You Help?
Craft in Mind do all this voluntarily, aren’t a charity and don’t receive any funding. The feedback has been so great, that they would like to continue their efforts to help support those in need across the community. If you can help, they are in need of the following donations –
Craft supplies (new, unopened) so they can create activity packs
Clothing – children and adult
Non-perishable food, so they can provide food parcels
In line with government advice only shops selling essential items in the Cockhedge Shopping Centre will be open at this time to continue to service our local community. We encourage our customers to practice safe, social distancing measures at all times.
The health and safety of our customers and our employees is our priority at all times and we will continue to follow formal guidance provided by our local authorities. We will keep you updated on our social media platforms when we can re-open fully again.
B&M Stores – Mon-Sat 09:00-18:00/ Sun 10:30-16:30
Asda – Mon-Sat 08:00-20:00/ Sun 10:30-16:30
Savers/ Superdrug Pharmacy – Mon-Sat 10:00-17:00
The Vet – Appointments only – 08:30-16:00 every day.
Cockhedge Medical Centre – Appointments only
Car Park – open as normal 24 hours
The Vet is now appointment only 08:30-16:00 every day.
British Heart Foundation
Little Planet Cafe
Acupuncture & Herbs
Beverley Hills Nails
White Lace Cakes
Our team at the Cockhedge Shopping Centre is closely monitoring the coronavirus situation. Our priority at all times is the health and safety of our customers and our employees, and we want to re-assure you that we are introducing new measures in line with advice from our local health authority.
We have already implemented an enhanced cleaning regime throughout the centre and we are also speaking with tenants to ensure that all hand dispensers are fully stocked with anti-bacterial solution. We encourage our visitors to follow the government’s advice to frequently wash their hands.
We are working closely with all of our stores throughout this challenging period to maintain our consistently high standards, and we will continue to follow advice from our local health authority and the World Health Organisation.
We’ve welcomed the opening of Angling Direct in February, with queue’s of almost 180 excited anglers with us from 6:00am waiting for them to open!
Angling Direct is the UK’s largest angling store, with retail shops across England. With everything the angler needs from poles to bait, clothing to accessories – and more!
For shoppers on the day there were goodie bags, expert advice and exclusive in-store offers available, and the Warrington area didn’t disappoint with Angling Direct advising us that this was one of the biggest new store openings EVER!
It’s clear that an angling store such as Angling Direct has been much needed in the Warrington area, as the support has been fantastic.
Its opening hours are:
Situated outside next to The Vet and Xercise4Less, you’ll find everything you need for people looking to try angling for the first time, to the more experienced angler.
Christmas arrives at the Cockhedge Shopping Centre in style this year, with lots of fun activities for all the family and some great shopping too!
Use #CockhedgeChristmas in your social media posts, and have a very happy Christmas with us.
30th November – Elf On The Shelf Launch
Come and find our very own mischievous elf, who hides in a different store each day! Take a photo and tag us in using #CockhedgeChristmas on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Spot treats will be available for some of the lucky finders of the Cockhedge Elf.
7th December – 15th December – Cockhedge Christmas Mini Market
Think festive huts, fairy lights and 4 local makers and small businesses. Come and #shoplocal for Christmas with items such as bobble hats, scarves, festive wreaths, handmade decorations, personalised items, wax melts – and more! We’re excited to be helping some local small businesses reach new customers this year. These will be situated outside Asda.
14th December – Cockhedge Christmas Fun Day
Family fun arrives with our very own giant snow globe where you can take your own selfie’s, pop-up grotto with Santa, festive characters, the mini-markets continue, music – and more!
30th November – 23rd December – Loyalty Card
From the 30th November onwards, we will also be having our very own Cockhedge Christmas Loyalty card.Look out for the flyer at the tills for qualifying shops (will also be listed on our Facebook page), spend the amount shown for a stamp on your card. Hand in the completed card to the stores or our Security and Management office to be entered into our weekly prize draw.
All Day Free Parking
From 10th November onwards we will also be introducing FREE PARKING all day on Sundays.
We can’t wait to see you enjoying the fun and shopping here at the Cockhedge this Christmas!