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Support your local shops during the festive season
People from across Lichfield district in Staffordshire are being encouraged to support local businesses over the forthcoming festive season. In the lead-up to Christmas, Lichfield District Council is running a #LoveLocal campaign, which is about encouraging shoppers to do as much of their festive shopping locally as they can. With a new national lockdown having come into force on Thursday 5 November, which has resulted in all non-essential shops closing temporarily, there are still a number of ways to support Lichfield and Burntwood high streets. This includes buying from local businesses online, checking to see whether shops are offering click and collect, and using takeaway services if in operation. Another way to 'love local' this year is to delay buying for friends and family until local shops come out of lockdown, hopefully from Wednesday 2 December.
Councillor Liz Little, Cabinet Member responsible for Economic Development at Lichfield District Council, said: "Our city and town centres are the beating heart of our communities and we hope everyone will take this opportunity to show their support and shop locally. From independent shops to high street stores, the district is packed with plenty of places to buy presents for family and friends. Shopping for food and gifts in the district will help support the local economy, boosting the area during these challenging times."
The #LoveLocal this Christmas campaign is supported by the Reopening High Streets Safely project, funded by the European Regional Development Fund. To find out more go to www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/lovelocal