A new fudge and gift shop has opened in the town centre.

Holly Blue is owned and run by Matt and Em, a couple with a passion for all things local, quirky and handmade.

The new shop in South Street specialises in fudge, made onsite, with flavours ranging from the traditional cream and butter fudge, to rum and raisin and banoffee, with a popular salted caramel fudge. There is also a rich chocolate fudge suitable for vegans and all flavours are gluten free.

As well as fudge, Holly Blue offers handmade, upcycled gifts and is a stocklist of East of India, a company using ethically sourced materials, and Jomanda, which makes soft toys suitable from birth.

The name Holly Blue comes from the little blue butterflies sometimes seen around parks and gardens in spring and late summer. Em is passionate about butterflies and has acted as a species recorder for the Butterfly Conservation. The couple are on a mission to see and photograph the UK’s 59 species of butterfly.