It’s Independents’ Day! Buy local and help support retailers

Bournemouth Echo: SHOP LOCAL: John Beesley and Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce president Mandy Payne supporting Independents Day SHOP LOCAL: John Beesley and Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce president Mandy Payne supporting Independents Day

THE leader of Bournemouth council has added his backing to efforts to support independent business today.

Independents’ Day, now in its fourth year, celebrates the value of independently owned businesses to the economy.

Members of the public are being asked to buy at least one item from a local business today, with posters and a Facebook page promoting special offers for the occasion.

Bournemouth council leader Cllr John Beesley said: "The borough of Bournemouth supports the nationwide initiative Independents’ Day for retailers and recognises that small and independent businesses are invaluable to Bournemouth and its trading districts and high streets.

“Being in a tourist town, our independent retailers add that unique offer and specialism that sets them apart. This is a great opportunity for small retailers to promote their business and maximise sales.”

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12:54pm Fri 4 Jul 14

cromwell9 says...

Its a bit late .Tesco etc killed the High street,+ the greedy landlords +the greedy BMTH Council.( END OF ).
Its a bit late .Tesco etc killed the High street,+ the greedy landlords +the greedy BMTH Council.( END OF ). cromwell9
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4:03pm Fri 4 Jul 14

pete woodley says...

And support your local Post offices like the ensbury park one in Columbia rd.
And support your local Post offices like the ensbury park one in Columbia rd. pete woodley
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5:00pm Fri 4 Jul 14

aquasplash3 says...

cromwell9 wrote:
Its a bit late .Tesco etc killed the High street,+ the greedy landlords +the greedy BMTH Council.( END OF ).
That's odd, because I'm sure there are still independent shops around, it's particularly noticable when I visit places such as Westbourne, Southbourne and Christchurch. It must be my imagination.
[quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: Its a bit late .Tesco etc killed the High street,+ the greedy landlords +the greedy BMTH Council.( END OF ).[/p][/quote]That's odd, because I'm sure there are still independent shops around, it's particularly noticable when I visit places such as Westbourne, Southbourne and Christchurch. It must be my imagination. aquasplash3
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