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Council Chair urges shoppers to spend local to save local

Mid Ulster District Council Chair, Cllr. Cathal Mallaghan is urging people in Mid Ulster to make a conscious decision about where they shop, in a bid to help local businesses across the District in tough times, ahead of a new virtual campaign launched by the Council featuring well-known local traders. 

He explains,

“With Christmas coming up, the power of the pound in your pocket means that as individuals, we can make a real difference to our high streets and town centres. This means supporting shops in your town or village, as many people already do. 

“The businesses featured in our video campaign to save our shops have over two hundred years between them of serving generations of residents and visitors to our town centres, and by extension, they represent all our other independent and high street traders in towns and villages right across Mid Ulster; businesses that are ready to safely reconnect with confidence with customers, and who right now need us to spend local to save local even more than ever.” 

In the coming weeks, the Council’s social media channels will tell the story of six town centre businesses: Sheehy’s Newsagents in Cookstown; O’Neill’s Chemist in Coalisland; Horace McMullan’s in Dungannon; Jude Law Boutique and Cuddy’s in Magherafelt, and Maghera Cross Community Link in Maghera. Each short film focuses on their history and how they have been facing the challenges that trading in 2020 have presented.

To view the videos, visit the Council’s Facebook page, Twitter feed or YouTube Channel

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