Initiative to encourage people to shop in Saffron Walden

PUBLISHED: 22:59 10 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:49 11 October 2017

Saffron Walden businesses, along with the mayor Dr Richard Freeman, celebrate the launch of a new Shop Local campaign. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Saffron Walden businesses, along with the mayor Dr Richard Freeman, celebrate the launch of a new Shop Local campaign. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

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Saffron Walden’s new MP Kemi Badenoch was in the town on Friday, October 6, to help launch a new shop local campaign being promoted by businesses in area.

Kemi Badenoch with Saffron Walden's shop local banner,  Ardian Garcia  from Eds garden, Jacqui Portway, Michael from Riccio Hair Design and Louise Ritcher from Saffron Walden Town TeamKemi Badenoch with Saffron Walden's shop local banner, Ardian Garcia from Eds garden, Jacqui Portway, Michael from Riccio Hair Design and Louise Ritcher from Saffron Walden Town Team

Seven new banners are to be placed at the entry points to the town from all directions promoting shopping.

Organiser of the initiative, market trader Jacqui Portway, said: “Our slogan is something I taught some children to sing one day in the market.

“It’s ‘Saffron Walden is the place to shop, Come and see what we have got’.”

She added: “I have walked round the town and counted 266 businesses here and this to promote all of them.

“In January this year on a slow footfall day in the town, I and another trader thought about how we could encourage more people to come here. The work has been done by me and Terry Frostick and the initiative has been funded by the Town Team and we hope these catchy signs will inspire people.”

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