Fleetwood barber opens at 7am for first day of reopening after lockdown

The first day of reopening after lockdown couldn't come soon enough for Fleetwood barber Dave Gotto.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 10:37 am
Updated Monday, 12th April 2021, 10:38 am

Dave, 55, opened his Lord Street premises at 7am today to accommodate all the customers desperate for a haircut.

At just after 9.30am, the shop was busy.

Dave said; "It feels good to reopen, this latest lockdown has been the hardest, psychologically.

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Dave Gotto's barber shop in Fleetwood

"I've been in the business since 1988 and for the first eight years I never had a week off.

"In lockdown I've been shut for seven months, altogether.

"I've seen all the supermarkets packed out with people and yet my shop, with PPE and sanitisers has been shut. That's been tough.

"But the Government has been good to us. The loans meant I didn't worry about losing the house.

Dave Gotto's barber shop in Fleetwood

"Being open again in brilliant."