We are backing local business and you can help play your part in our campaign by telling us about your favourite shop and pub.

These play a vital role in our communities and economy and we really want to highlight those businesses who pride themselves on the excellent customer service or have gone the extra mile to help others during the coronavirus pandemic.

From the family-run butchers to the sandwich shop where you enjoy going for lunch, the independent clothing or charity shop, to the pub where you will be going for your first pint or drink, we want to hear about the shops and pubs you love to visit and tell us what makes them special.

Tell us about your favourite shop by answering these questions and sumit the form.

Or, if you'd like to tell about us your favourite local pub, you should answer these questions.

We’ll feature as many as possible in the Guardian Series.