This year has been a difficult year for many, but some of those most affected are the town’s local independent traders.
With the Government’s announcement of non-essential shops being able to re-open next week, the Town Council is urging its residents to back local businesses and high streets this Christmas.
A spokesperson from the Council commented: “We are lucky to have a wonderful town packed with a variety of independent traders, but who have suffered greatly over the past months and had to deal with considerable disruption. They have been working hard, preparing for a safe return, now let us support them and celebrate our high street.”
To encourage residents to shop in the town, the Town Council has been working with independent traders to launch a competition.
From the Thursday 3rd December families are encouraged to hunt for 10 Nutcracker figures dotted in independent shops around the town.
Up for grabs is a top prize of £100 to spend in the town and a pair of Ray-Ban Sunglasses courtesy of Pinningtons Opticians, with 10 runners up each bagging one of the Nutcrcakers figurines.
To enter simply download the entry form from the Town Council’s website, which also includes full competition details and a list participants. Or pick up a copy from Nantwich Market, Nantwich Civic Hall or any of the participating shops. Fill in where you have spotted each of the 10 Nutcrackers and return to Nantwich Town Council no later than Monday 4th January.
Entries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, dropped off at Nantwich Civic Hall or posted to Sheryl Birtles, Nantwich Town Council, Nantwich Civic Hall, Market Street, Nantwich, CW5 5DG.
Alongside this competition the Town Council have decorated the town with a colourful display of Christmas lights and are encouraging the town’s shops to decorate their windows with Christmas displays. A prize of afternoon tea at Rookery Hall is on offer for the best dressed window, which will be presented by the Mayor in December.
The Town Council spokesperson continued: “Whilst we encourage you to use our town and its shops, please can we take this opportunity to remind you to stick to social distancing and safety guidelines, protecting our local businesses in these challenging times.”
Finally, Cheshire East Council will be offering free parking on Snow Hill, Civic Hall, and Bowling Green car parks after 10am on Saturday 5th, December, Saturday 12th December, Thursday 17th December, and Saturday 19th December