How to stop your glasses steaming up when wearing a mask

With face coverings now a part of everyday life, many glasses wearers are finding themselves in a tricky situation. Face masks are now mandatory on all public transport and are soon expected to be worn in shops. So how do those who wear glasses deal with the issue? We have lined up a few helpful hacks to help prevent the fog. Don’t worry, they don’t mention switching to contact lenses!


1. Position your frames

Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste...

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?


Want to know what you can do...

What you can do

Want some tips to find out how you can reduce plastic waste? The good news is, anyone can get involved. You can start out small, or really challenge yourself!

Happy World Chocolate Day!

Every year on 7th July, World Chocolate Day allows chocolate lovers around the world to indulge in their favorite treat without any guilt. The day also celebrates all kinds of goodies made from chocolate, including chocolate milk, hot chocolate, chocolate candy bar, chocolate cake, brownies, or anything covered in chocolate.

Braintree Quadrant Store re-opens...

Our Braintree Quadrant department store, located in the George Yard Shopping Centre re-opened its doors this morning (Monday 6th July) at 10am to a flurry of customers eager to come back into the store. 

Social distancing measures have been put into place to ensure everyone's health and safety and this means that the toilets, restaurant and fitting rooms will remained closed for now.

We encourage the use of contactless payments, hand sanitiser and face coverings.

Temporary opening times will be put into place: 10am - 4.30pm Monday - Saturday.

Brambles Restaurant (Chelmsford Quadrant) will be re-opening on Saturday 4th July

The Brambles Restaurant located within our Chelmsford Quadrant store is re-opening at 10am on Saturday 4th July

A limited menu will be on offer and of course, social distancing measures will be put in place which we request your co-operation with. 

The opening hours will be Monday to Saturday 10am to 3pm until further notice.

The customer toilets within the store will be for customers of the restaurant only and customers will be seated by a member of our restaurant staff and served from their table. 

Braintree Quadrant Department Store to re-open on Monday 6th July...

We are pleased to announce that our Quadrant department store in Braintree will be re-opening Monday 6th July at 10am, however we will, of course, be implementing numerous measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our customers, members and colleagues.

We request that when we reopen our doors you’ll follow social distancing guidelines and stay two metres away from others. We encourage you to wear face coverings, and to make use of the hand sanitiser that will be made available at the entrance. We also would prefer you to use card payments wherever possible.

Co-operative with us for a Plastic Free July…

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution; so we can have cleaner streets, oceans and beautiful communities.

Will you be part of ‘Plastic Free July’ by doing your bit and choosing to refuse single use plastics?

Packaging has a place, it protects our food and keeps it fresher and safe for longer.

We donate £16,000 to Essex-based foodbanks....

Recent months have put a strain on the local foodbanks, with demand spiking as more people have lost their jobs, and children have lost the opportunity for hot meals at school.

We delivered cages full of long-life food to foodbanks across Essex and, because the organisations are struggling to cope with their additional costs, we also donated £16,000 to foodbanks in; Braintree, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Southend and Thurrock.