MP and Mayor back 'shop local' Christmas campaign
in Burnham-On-Sea have this week been urged to shop local and
support local traders this Christmas.
Mayor Ken Smout and MP Tessa Munt were joined by representatives
from The Federation of Small Business for a tour of the town centre
to see the wide range of gifts and products on sale.
"The fact is that local High Streets are struggling, and
yet the retailers we have seen in Burnham are testament to those
who can survive provided that they target the right market, and
provide a good service," said John Mayer of The Federation
of Small Business during the visit.
think Material Needs itself is a great example of a well-managed
retail outlet, with excellent friendly staff. As soon as you walk
in you feel welcomed, and in a great atmosphere and, as an ex-retailer,
I was very impressed."
added that she is happy to add her support to the scheme, saying
that Burnham offers "a wonderful range of shops with something
campaign was welcomed by Burnham's Chamber of Trade, which launched
'shop local' campaign last month accompanied by an ongoing
The MP and Mayor visiting Truckle's Farm Shop and Material Needs
in Burnham during the walkabout