I would ask Oscott resident not to forget these shops I understand the temptation to do all your shopping at the near by big stores is tempting but smaller shops have a lot to offer.
They have good personal service and are on the door step for most residents.
Some could help themselves a little more by not parking outside their own shops all day and leaving space for customers. Some could also improve their frontages making them safe for shoppers to use.
Most however do this and are very welcoming to their customers and deserve our support.
On Hawthorn Road their is an active traders association and I would recommend all the traders in that area get involved. There contact details are bridaldream