Essential traders are still open and there’s still many more outlets offering safe takeaway and delivery options just like some of the great businesses in East Leake.
Rushcliffe Borough Council is reminding local consumers to ‘Shop Local Shop Safe’ in a campaign dedicated to the safe shopping at essential businesses and when lockdown restrictions ease, the reopening of high streets to further drive shoppers back to town and village centres, thanks to funding from the European Regional Development Fund.
The campaign’s colourful eye-catching brand also asks them to ‘show your high street some love’ as business owners continue to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions and is looking to further encourage shoppers to visit local markets and outlets that are still operating in lockdown and beyond.
Posters and window stickers with the brand are already adorning local traders’ windows across Rushcliffe.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Transformation and Business Cllr Andy Edyvean said, ““We want to encourage residents to come out and shop again thanks to the measures taken by high street businesses to make shopping on the high street as secure as it can be.
“It’s really important to continue to shop safely and people across Rushcliffe have shown great spirit in recent months supporting their local economies as we all aim to combat the challenges COVID has presented. Please support your local traders wherever you shop in the Borough.”
The latest safety advice for consumers to shop safe will continue to be signposted to business owners as they adapt to the latest central government guidelines.
Photographs show East Leake businesses with their Shop Local Shop Safe signage. These include Physio Needs, East Leake Butchers, The Greengrocer, Googies Flowers, East Leake Hardware & DIY and Birds Bakery.