Together with #Re-opening the High Street Safely/Welcome Back funding from the Government, we launched a new scheme on Monday 14 February 2022 – Valentines Day, to support our local independent shops. This was the first of a string of events planned with the aim of increasing footfall, celebrating our High Street and boosting our area’s economy.
Since the pandemic began, local businesses have been hit with many challenges and uncertainty. It’s more important than ever to shop locally and visit our High Street to support our local independent traders.
Residents were asked to complete a contact slip found in participating businesses and drop it into the box in the shop to enter a free prize draw for their chance to win a Biddulph High Street Voucher to be spent in their choice of any participating business.
Winning High Street Vouchers were redeemed by presentation at a participating shop instead of cash and we and they did the rest.
(Names and contact numbers were securely destroyed and not shared or used for any other purposes).
Two prize draws took place on Monday 21 February and Monday 28 February.
Sarah Haydon, Biddulph Town Council’s Chief Officer commented at the time: ‘Essentially, it is about encouraging people to come and use our High Street and businesses. There is no cost to the traders to enter. The project is funded entirely by the Welcome Back funding, and supported by the Town Council. We want people to come onto the High Street and realise how much you can buy here. This is part of a bigger effort by us to get people back and remind them – come out, it’s safe! Now is the time to support the town centre.’
List of participating businesses – correct as of 18 February 2022.
Biddulph Fish Bar, 2 King Street. 01782 514544
Birthday Greetings, 37 High Street. 01782 511313
British Red Cross Shop, 3 Well Street. 01782 522520
Chicco’s Canine Design, 16 High Street. 07749 417659
Darwin’s Pet Supplies, 2b Tunstall Road. 01782 698769
Douglas Macmillan, 63 High Street. 01782 344348
Foxtail Florist, 17 High Street. 01782 514555
G R Pimbley Insurance Services, 1 Wharf Road. 01782 512592
Hometrends, 11 High Street.
Owens Family Butchers, 76 High Street. 01782 522113
Snelsons, 11 Congleton Road. 01782 513513
SW Cotton Optometrist, 75 High Street. 01782 519956
The Elite Retreat Salon, 3 Congleton Road. 07884 336221
The Green Tree House Food Club & Tea Room, 72 High Street. 01782 852131
The Wool Shop, 19 High Street. 07709 427681
WAGS Hair Salon, 28 High Street. 07854 821720
Wains Electrical, 91 High Street. 01782 513293