Shop local and help traders

SHOPPERS have been called on to spend their cash in local stores a part of Small Business Saturday.

Across the UK on December 7 are being encouraged to get their purses at the ready and support small businesses by turning their backs on the big chains for a day.

Shoppers are being asked to use local cafes, stores and traders.

The idea began in America three years ago but now Shadow Business Secretary, Chuka Umunna, has launched a UK version.

It has support from David Cameron and local councillors.

Harwich councillor Ivan Henderson said: “We want people to use the small businesses, small shops and cafes."

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree