Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Winnie & Olive in Kinver. Gavin met with Heather Tombs who, aged just twenty, has recently opened the shop in memory of her great grandmothers, Winnie and Olive.
Gavin had a look around the vintage inspired shop, which opened at the end of June and will stock a mixture of vintage and pre-loved items, chalk paint and gifts for family and friends. Gavin also spoke to Heather about what motivated her to open the shop; Heather stated that, following the death of her grandmother earlier this year, she decided to take the plunge and put everything her grandmother taught her about being creative to good use.
Speaking about the visit, Gavin said ‘It was a real pleasure to visit Winnie & Oliver and to meet with Heather, who at such a young age has put so much hard work into this venture. I was really impressed that the shop will also act as a plastic plant pot recycling centre for the local area as this shows how much hard work Heather is putting in to caring for the environment and the local community. I want to wish Heather good luck for the future and I hope to visit again very soon. I am sure that she will do extremely well and I highly encourage all local residents to visit Winnie & Olive - it is well worth a visit!’