Today we’ve been out and about talking to and supporting some of our favourite local small businesses around Sefton Central's local shopping areas!
With Christmas coming up it is important to make sure we make good use of the spiffing independent retailers and enjoy our local eateries that we are so lucky to have on our doorstep.
As businesses continue to "Build Back Better" beyond the Covid -19 pandemic, they rely on support from local residents and custom and provide a service that simply can't be found with online orders and larger out of town stores.
It's been wonderful to hear stories of post-pandemic recovery, new opportunties and business development, owing to their adaptions around and beyond the restrictions to control the spread of the virus. So many have been aided by the numerous avenues of financial support put in place by the Conservative government, preserving jobs and ensuring that businesses could reopen and prosper.
In the pandemic our communities relied on many essential local businesses who continued to trade to provide service to their local areas and it was a stark reminder of how important both the local traders and customers are to each other.
Buy local this Christmas!