By Dan Walsh
The much anticipated ‘Shop Enniscorthy, Shop Local, online or on the street’ public information campaign to encourage the community to spend locally is launched. Supported by Enniscorthy & District Chamber, Enniscorthy Business Association, and the Municipal District Council, all three partners joined forces with the aim to retain as much consumer spend in the region in the run up to Christmas.
President of Enniscorthy District Chamber, Maree Lyng commented; “We are excited to launch ‘Shop Enniscorthy Support Local’ campaign today around our town and look forward to seeing the face of retail promoted to locals and visitors alike. It has been a difficult time for all to trade while navigating through Covid19 restrictions but if we can garner as much community spirit behind spending locally this season, we will emerge the other side of lockdown and Christmas, still in business. Our shops and services are the lifeblood of our town so think local and love local before buying, it’s a serious choice and will save jobs.”
Cathaoirleach of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council, Cllr Barbara Anne Murphy said; “It makes ‘cents’ to spend locally and to showcase our wonderful shops operating as essential services, online or through click and collect. I’d ask everybody to check out the campaign through the shopenniscorthy.ie website and social media pages.”
Dermot Kavanagh of Enniscorthy Business Association said; “We have had great buy in for ‘Shop Enniscorthy Support Local’ from our members and we would like to thank the Municipal District Council and the Chamber for their support at this difficult time as some members are severely stretched. Any investment that helps encourage our loyal customer base to remember to keep shopping locally is to be welcomed. It is a positive initiative, and we are all pulling together to ensure the business community of our town makes the best of the festive season”.
Roadside signs have been erected to highlight the drive which continues over the coming months with special promotions planned to mark illuminating Black Friday this year, those reopening after lockdown and to publicise the many Christmas offers available locally. So, from butchers to boutiques and everybody in-between keep posted for updates right up to the when the January sales start!