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Support your local businesses – the return of free parking for Small Business Saturday

3:46 pm, Wednesday, 1st December 2021 - 3 years ago

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Small Business Saturday, the campaign to support, promote and inspire small businesses across the country, is back, bigger and brighter than ever before, on 4 December 2021.

Now in its ninth year in the UK, this national campaign has grown significantly each year with a record £1.1 billion spent with small businesses on Small Business Saturday in 2020, and 15.4 million people choosing to shop small.

You too can make a difference to the local economy in North East Lincolnshire by shopping small, not just on Small Business Saturday but every day you can. Think about ways you can steer some of your spend away from the big supermarkets and online retailers to our smaller businesses. It really does make a difference.

On the same day, Cleethorpes will be hosting a “Holly Jolly Cleethorpes Christmas Market” – a great opportunity to explore stalls from local artists and artisan makers, jewellery and vintage and local food and drink and enjoy the entertainment.  Local businesses have been working with us to put on the event and there will even be a Father Christmas Grotto for children to visit!

Once again, the council is offering free parking in a number of its car parks across North East Lincolnshire on Small Business Saturday (4 December). These car parks are:

  • Cartergate, Grimsby
  • Market Hall, Grimsby
  • Town Hall, Grimsby
  • Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre
  • Garabaldi Street, Grimsby
  • Meridian Craft Units, Cleethorpes
  • High Street, Cleethorpes
  • St Peter’s Avenue, Cleethorpes
  • Town Hall/Cambridge Street, Cleethorpes
  • Wardall Street, Cleethorpes
  • Grant Street, Cleethorpes
  • Thrunscoe Land, Cleethorpes

Cllr Callum Procter, Cabinet member for economic growth, said: “It’s really important that we support our small businesses – they are an essential part of our local economy, whether providing the supply chain elements for bigger businesses that have chosen to base themselves here, or our fantastic independent shops and retail outlets across the borough. We’re proud to support our small businesses and it’s great that we’re able to highlight the work they do.”

For more information about Small Business Saturday go to www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com or check them out on social media.

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