A POPULAR award-winning florist has moved out of Droitwich due to "extremely expensive" costs.

Bluebells Florist has been a staple in the town for around ten years after owner Tanya Ellis opened it initially on Queen Street.

It had then moved onto the High Street and then St Andrew's Street, where it remained until the store revealed that it has now moved to Stoke Prior.

Ms Ellis and the team said the cost of running a business in Droitwich is extremely expensive and time has been tough for everybody.

Worcester News: Tanya Ellis, owner of Bluebells.Tanya Ellis, owner of Bluebells. (Image: Newsquest)With their lease coming to an end, they decided it was time for a new scenery and opened up a Floral Studio at the Canalside Craft Centre.

The inside of the business in Droitwich is completely empty.

A sign on the former St Andrew's Street store window reads: "We have moved to a new Floral Studio in Stoke Prior.

"As many of you are aware, the cost of running a business in the town is extremely expensive, and time has been tough for everybody.

Worcester News: Bluebells on St Andrew's Street has closed.Bluebells on St Andrew's Street has closed. (Image: Newsquest)"Together with the burst water pipe in January and coming to the end of our lease we feel the time is right to move. 

"Although we are sad to leave town, by moving to a studio, we are able to reduce our overheads and continue to provide quality flowers without raising our prices. 

"Flower deliveries and preordered collections will be available Monday to Friday and wedding consultations will be by appointment only on Saturdays.

"We would like to thank you all for your continued support.

"From Tanya and the Bluebells Team."

Bluebells Florist was formed in 2014 and covers areas like Droitwich, Bromsgrove, Worcester and surrounding areas.

The store is now at the Canalside Craft Centre on Hanbury Road.

The florist had previously won Worcestershire Florist of the Year in 2017