MORE than 120 businesses across the region have contributed to videos to promote town centres as part of Warwickshire County Council’s new ‘Buy and Eat Local’ campaign.
The message to Warwickshire residents is ‘show your local high street some love!’, whether in person, or online as county businesses look to recover from the devastating economic impact of the pandemic.
If everyone spent £5 per week in Warwickshire it would be worth approximately an extra £122 million annually to the local economy and provide a much needed boost to independent retailers.
Firms have created short video clips showing how their businesses are ready to safely welcome back customers as towns start to reopen.
The county council is creating a series of videos, and is working with the Business Improvement Districts and partner authorities in the towns, to share the films and promote local independents.
The first film is a Warwickshire-wide video featuring businesses from across the region – www.warwickshire.gov.uk/buyeatlocal
This film is being followed by town specific videos as they start to adapt to the new post-lockdown ways of working.
County council leader Izzi Seccombe said: “The response from retailers to our campaign has been fantastic.
“We have a wonderful range of footage from our local independents who are working hard to welcome back customers safely, as we start to recover from this challenging time.
“Our businesses are reaching out to customers in every way possible and, with our partners in the towns and elsewhere, we are supporting this collective effort in as many ways as we can – the Buy and Eat Local campaign is one of them.
“We hope everyone will show extra support to our fabulous local independents, who need our support now, more than ever.”
Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/buyeatlocal for further information.