Council urges Scunthorpe residents to support local businesses
North Lincolnshire Council are calling for Scunthorpe residents to support local businesses and independent traders.
Over 100 independent retailers work on Scunthorpe’s High Street and its connecting streets, selling food, clothing, jewellery, homeware, electronics and more.
Retailers in town centres in Ashby, Brigg, Barton, Crowle, Epworth and more are also depending on North Lincolnshire residents to support local businesses.
Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “The independent retailers give our towns and high streets a diversity which make them unique.
“There are some fantastic shops and some great places to eat which are all run by people passionate about their products – and about serving their customers.
“Those people and those products are things which can only be found here and that sets this community apart from the thousands of other towns and high streets across the country.”
Cllr Waltham reportedly organised the campaign supporting local businesses in the hopes of boosting the local economy following the Covid pandemic.
Cllr John Davison, cabinet member for Ashby, Bottesford and Scunthorpe, said: “We know we will never go back to what the high street was before but I am excited about what it will be in five and 10-years’ time.
“We know it will be hugely different as people will be here for many different reasons; working, living, and spending time with family friends to enjoy a whole host of leisure and cultural activities.”
Scunthorpe MP Holly Mumby-Croft was reportedly at the launch of the campaign to support local businesses with traders from St John’s Market.
She told the council: “Scunthorpe, like many towns across the country, is battling back from the effects of the pandemic and we have a plan to push this further and faster which is backed with millions of pounds of Government cash.
“The plans will create many more reasons to be here, with lots of different experiences – it will radically change the High Street ensuring it is not just fit for the future, but it is the future.
“These proposals are coming and we will see the contractors on site soon, but in the meantime, I would urge residents to come into town and support the many fantastic local businesses.”
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