Several of the shops in Half Moon Lane affected by the recent flood are reopening. A few were able to start trading again in September but Artimidorus, Tales on Moon Lane, Oxfam and the Oxfam Bookshop, Mimosa, and the Londis Supermarket will not reopen until December.

Cafe Provencal is likely to reopen in January but the Half Moon pub, whose panelled interior was particularly badly affected, is unlikely to be trading before February.