Dozens of people have already entered Burnham-On-Sea Chamber of Trade’s new Springtime shopping trail competition which is being run to help boost awareness of small businesses in the town centre during this challenging time.
Burnham Chamber of Trade’s traditional shop window competition – where residents are asked to find hidden objects in shop windows to boost footfall – is not being held due to social distancing restrictions and to comply with the Government’s guidelines during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Instead, the Chamber is running an online version of the competition in which residents are being invited to visit a dozen local business websites here, finding a special hidden logo on each website, identifying the unique clue, then typing it into the entry form here.
“This free-to-enter competition runs until 31st May and it aims to boost awareness of the variety of small businesses in Burnham town centre,” said a Chamber spokesman. “We have already received dozens of entries but there’s still time to enter.”
“The competition also marks the launch of the Chamber’s new ‘Love Burnham’ initiative to encourage residents to support the town centre as part of a longer-term project. Several follow-on activities and events are being planned to help Burnham survive in these unprecedented times.”
The Chamber will randomly pick three winners to the competition, and also assess the answer to a tie-breaker question, before awarding cash prizes as follows: £50 cash for the overall winner plus £25 cash for two runners-up. Winners will be contacted via email.
Burnham Chamber of Trade has also been working with local councils to provide business information and updates on grant funding and support available during the pandemic.