Small Business Saturday returns on Saturday December 3rd and the Council’s Town Centre Management team are asking people to show their support for independent retailers in the County Borough’s town centres.
Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities. The day itself takes place on the first Saturday in December each year with the aim of having a lasting impact on small businesses. Within the County Borough people can show their support in a number of different ways.
The Council has once again produced a ‘Choose the High Street’ Christmas Voucher Booklet which this year contains 112 offers from local retailers. The offers give shoppers an added incentive to venture into their town centres in the lead up to Christmas and especially on Small Business Saturday. The booklets are free and available at the following locations:
- Blackwood – ASDA, Maxime Cinema, Tidal Stores, Chinkles, Blackwood Miners Institute and the library
- Caerphilly – Morrisons, Weatherspoon’s ‘The Malcom Uphill’, Visitor Centre and the library
- Bargoed – Morrisons, Poundworld and the library
- Risca – Tesco and the library
- Ystrad Mynach – Tesco and the library
Throughout the year the ‘Choose the High Street’ Stories initiative has being telling the story of the people behind the shop fascia. You can read over 60 different stories featuring retailers in town centres across the County Borough by following the link to the GO 2 My Town web site.
In the lead up to Small Business Saturday on 3rd December the Council will be using its social media platforms to actively promote the event and give people the chance to share details of some of their favourite independent shops.
Cllr Ken James Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning and Sustainable Development said:
Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity for people to support independent retailers in our town centres by making a conscious decision to Choose the High Street.
Choose The High Street
The ‘Choose the High Street’ brand has been developed by Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Town Centre Management team to promote local managed town centres.