Shops are a vital part of our communities and economy. We want to support ours and we need your help.

Non-essential shops are now able to open their doors for the first time in three months as the Government eases lockdown restrictions, but they are having to change and adapt the way they do business in order to help keep customers safe during the Covid-19 crisis.

To help traders through this unprecedented period we want you to tell us about your favourite local shop so we can highlight their important role in the local community and encourage others to shop there.

From the newsagent to the family-run butcher, an independent clothing or charity store, we want to hear about the places where you love to shop, what makes them special and why you would tell others to pay them a visit.

It couldn’t be easier to do so.

Simply go here and tell us about your favourite shop

We'll feature as many as possible in the Watford Observer.