OK, I’ll admit this isn’t one of Combebird’s more inspirational images, but it’s the subject here that’s important. With the roadmap out of lockdown now established, April 12 will be a major date in a lot of local businesses calendars. Assuming everything goes to plan, this is the date that non-essential businesses can finally re-open – some for the first time in many, many months. I know I bang on about buying local wherever you can, but it’s never been more important than it is now. Lots of businesses won’t have made it through the pandemic and those that have are likely to be on a knife edge in terms of their survival. They’re going to need all the support they can get, so let’s help them out.