Caerphilly shoppers urged to buy local

South Wales Argus: (6325105)CHOOSE THE HIGH STREET: Simon and Trish Fowler, owners of Must Have Music on Blackwood High Street, with councillor Ken James. (6325105)CHOOSE THE HIGH STREET: Simon and Trish Fowler, owners of Must Have Music on Blackwood High Street, with councillor Ken James.

RESIDENTS and visitors in Caerphilly county borough are being encouraged to ‘Choose the High Street’ through a campaign to raise awareness of what is on offer in the area’s town centres.

The aim is to stress the importance of consumer choice and build on sustained town centre use during the past couple of years.

Last summer Blackwood saw an increase in people, from 715,229 in 2012 to 762,570 (6.6 per cent).

“We remain committed to keeping our economies thriving, and this campaign aims to encourage residents and visitors to our county borough to utilise our town centres,” said councillor Ken James, cabinet member for regeneration.

The council-run campaign is also geared to actively encouraging businesses to open in town centres.

Simon and Trish Fowler, owners of Must Have Music and Impact, have recently relocated their business onto Blackwood High Street.

“We are proud to be part of the Choose the High Street campaign.” said Mr Fowler.Details on the ‘Choose the High Street’ campaign are at caerphilly.gov.uk or by calling 01443 866213.

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4:56pm Tue 20 May 14

Realist UK says...

"Shoppers urged to buy local" Sound advice from Caerphilly Council, but flawed. If they were serious about shopping local they wouldn't be charging eye watering fees to park with hi-viz clad "enforcers" walking the streets to ensure you conform.
"Shoppers urged to buy local" Sound advice from Caerphilly Council, but flawed. If they were serious about shopping local they wouldn't be charging eye watering fees to park with hi-viz clad "enforcers" walking the streets to ensure you conform. Realist UK
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5:42pm Tue 20 May 14

stevey says...

Make it an even playing field...free parking or charge the supermarkets for parking. Tony B liar was going to then a certain Lord Sainsb. decided to donate to a certain Labour party( about £1 mill.) and suddenly it was all forgotten about...strange that eh?
Make it an even playing field...free parking or charge the supermarkets for parking. Tony B liar was going to then a certain Lord Sainsb. decided to donate to a certain Labour party( about £1 mill.) and suddenly it was all forgotten about...strange that eh? stevey
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