Local Conservatives are encouraging people across Sefton to join them in showing their support for our local traders by shopping locally for High Street Saturday on 16th March.
High Street Saturday, a new campaign day, aims to celebrate the place of high streets at the heart of communities like Sefton across the country. As part of the day, local people are encouraged to:
- Pledge to shop locally on High Street Saturday
- Share photos and messages online using #HighStreetSaturday
- Encourage local councils to make good use of the Future High Street Fund, provided by the Government to make high streets and town centres fit for the future.
High streets have long been a place to bring communities together,a place for local people to access vital services and a place for businesses to thrive. But, the Government recognizes that is becoming harder for businesses on high streets across the whole country to compete with out-of-town shopping centres and online retailers. That's why the Conservatives in government have:
- Delivered over £10 billion of business rates support since 2016, including cutting small retailers' bills by a third.
- Backed community leaders with £675 million of funding to help modernize their high streets and town centres.
High Street Saturday is a chance for local people to come together to celebrate and support the high streets at the heart of their local communities.