01 Nov Live Love Local in the run up to Christmas
Time to love local!
All your local shops and businesses across Fareham’s towns and villages have united for a huge campaign to get the high streets and village centres buzzing in the run-up to Christmas.
The Live Love Local message is designed to help our diverse range of shops and food and drink businesses bounce back after the challenges of Covid and rally against competition from online and out-of-town shopping.
Regular updates on this website and social media channels will keep you up to date with what’s on offer on your doorstep, and events including Christmas lights switch-ons will help get you in the festive mood.
It’s been a really challenging time for businesses like ours, but one thing we have learned from Covid is how much people appreciated their local shops and traders as being a vital part of the community. Now the worst is hopefully over, we want to encourage people to keep us in mind when it comes to Christmas shopping.
Shopping locally for gifts and finding something special for someone you love is so much more personal than shopping online – and it supports your local economy at the same time. There are so many fantastic shops and food and drink businesses right on your doorstep, and we want to create a real community feel with our Live Love Local message.
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The campaign is supported by Fareham Borough Council.
Cllr Sean Woodward, Executive Leader of Fareham Borough Council, said:
“Local businesses that were able to open during lockdown were much appreciated by the local community, who were also grateful to see the return of so many other much-loved businesses once restrictions lifted.
“We are pleased to fund this campaign through the England European Regional Development Fund and encourage the community to back our local traders who deserve our gratitude and support, especially in the run-up to Christmas, which is a crucial time for them.
“We would ask people to embrace the Live Love Local message. A wander into town for a spot of Christmas shopping and a catch up with friends can bring a huge amount of festive cheer to traders and shoppers alike.”