Honiton shops back campaign for residents to shop local for Christmas gifts, food

  Posted: 23.11.21 at 09:52 by Will Goddard

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Two Honiton shops have voiced their support for a new local shopping campaign launched by East Devon District Council.

The campaign is designed to encourage local residents to shop locally for all their Christmas gifts and food this year.

Shops taking part will feature a red 'Please Stop Here' or green 'Please Shop Here' sign in their windows.

Cllr Paul Hayward, East Devon District Council's Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Economy and Assets, said: “Christmas is a key season for our high streets and there are many benefits for shopping locally.

"It also more environmentally friendly to shop locally as there is a smaller carbon footprint. Small and medium sized businesses are also vital in keeping character and individuality to our high streets.”

Ian Harbour from The Honiton Pottery Workshop said: "It’s really important for people to shop locally so that they know that they are supporting local workers and producers. Shopping locally contributes to the local economy and ensures the longevity of a thriving and diverse high street with greater choice for shoppers."

Gem from Honiton's The Coastal Boutique said: "Residents can really make a difference to our town by shopping locally. It’s good for our high street, our environment and our economy."

If your East Devon business would like a window sign, you can email [email protected]

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