The first Nottinghamshire Day was held on August 25 where Rushcliffe Borough Council joined Nottinghamshire County Council and fellow partners in celebrating being proud of Nottinghamshire!
The local economy is one of the key themes of Nottinghamshire Day, and the day was also used to promote local businesses.
A number of online assets and posters with the #ShopLocal and #SupportLocalBusiness messages were made, which continued with the theme of encouraging people to support Nottinghamshire businesses on the day itself.
The day was a largely virtual celebration this year across social media and other digital channels, but partners still got out and about showcasing some of the fantastic Rushcliffe and county based businesses including Googie’s Flowers, The Greengrocer and Captcha by Hayley Masom in East Leake and how they embraced the day.
The Nottinghamshire Flag was raised at Rushcliffe Arena by Rushcliffe Deputy Mayor Cllr Tina Combellack before she attended official celebrations at County Hall with the Borough’s Growth and Development Scrutiny Group Chairman Cllr Neil Clarke.
People from all over the Borough were encouraged to take part using the hashtag #NottsDay and some businesses also offered discounts as part of a wider #ShopLocal campaign.
The Nottinghamshire Flag was raised also raise at Nottingham County Hall on the day.
The council wanted to make this year’s ‘event’ as sustainable as possible and consciously decided against producing any non-recyclable marketing materials and collateral, so most signs and banners were shared online.