The Northwich Business Improvement District (BID) has launched a Facebook group called ‘Visit Northwich Town Centre Online’ to help support businesses through the second lockdown and beyond.
Acting as a central hub for shops, retailers and traders as well as pubs and bars, the page will allow businesses to post offers, news and updates to get vital information out to the people of Northwich and surrounding areas to counteract the restrictions announced by the government.
It is hoped that this one-stop-shop will be the go-to place for customers to see what services and initiatives businesses in Northwich town centre are running, whether it be things like deliveries, click and collect or parcels through the post.
It can also be used by shops and organisations that are deemed to be essential services and as such will be allowed to remain open.
Many of Northwich’s traders adapted their offerings during the first period of lockdown and some have already announced their plans for November and into December too.
The launch of this Facebook group follows the confirmation that another lockdown would be taking place from 5th November until at least 2nd December, with the Northwich BID acting swiftly to put support in place to help businesses.
As well as this initiative they will be working closely with their members to signpost them to the relevant grants and funding opportunities that are available and continue to provide Marketing and PR support to encourage people to shop local and support local in the run up to Christmas.
The BID had announced their festive plans at the end of October but these will now be revised in light of the current situation regarding COVID-19.
Northwich BID Project Manager Adam Gerrard has spoken about the creation of ‘Visit Northwich Town Centre Online’ and has urged people to join the group so they can see the latest business updates.
“We wanted to get something up and running as quickly as possible to give support to our businesses to help keep the orders coming in and this seemed like a great way to do it.
“It will also allow people to see the different services, updates and initiatives from town centre businesses all in one place, and give shops and traders another platform to promote what they’re doing over the next few challenging weeks.
“I would urge the people of Northwich and surrounding areas to join the page, check out the great lengths our businesses are going to at the moment to keep going and shop local where they can. Our high street needs your support more than ever this year and your purchases could make all the difference.”