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Flood-hit hair salon, The Cutting Room, in Norton, gets ready to reopen
A NORTON business which was forced to close after last November’s flooding is to reopen next week.
The Cutting Room hair salon in Church Street is holding an open day on Saturday to welcome back customers and thank them for their support.
Sue Jennison, who co-owns the business with Carol Simpson, said they had been forced to close after sewage water entered the premises.
“Our insurance company said our only option was to close due to health and safety issues and everything had to be stripped out and replaced,” she said. “It has taken 14 weeks but we are now back in business and looking forward to welcoming customers back.”
Sue said local people had been very supportive and they were hoping to regain three-quarters of their clientele.
“We’ve been through it before and bounced back. We have a very good insurance company which has enabled us to keep going,” she said.
“Although this is not the first time we have been flooded, we haven’t considered moving as we also have a very good landlord and it is in a central location.”
Sue said she now hoped the current multi-agency review into the flooding, would address the problem in Norton. “We are not looking for people to blame, just for the situation to be looked at and measures taken so that it doesn’t happen again,” she said.
“It has been very stressful for us and difficult not being at work, especially as we know customers have had to go elsewhere.”
Sue said: “We have had lots of phone calls from people offering support, including many of the other salons in Malton and Norton, and we would like to thank everyone who has given us that support when we have needed it.”
The open day will be held on Saturday, 10am-2pm.