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Mid Ulster Encouraged To Love Local on Small Business Saturday

Mid Ulster District Council is once again encouraging residents to give a big thank you to local businesses by stepping out on this year’s Small Business Saturday, 3 December, to support our local businesses in their time of need, and show how much we love our local traders.
Part of a national campaign Small Business Saturday aims to encourage people to support local traders and businesses by looking at what’s on their doorsteps before opting to travel to major towns and cities or go online.
Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Córa Corry supporting Small Business Saturday this year said;

“The spotlight that the campaign brings in celebrating small businesses and encouraging people to shop locally and support small firms in their communities is more vital than ever now. In Mid Ulster, we’re extremely lucky to have a wide range of high quality, locally owned, independent retailers and businesses.  Small Business Saturday reminds us all to ‘shop local’ and support the fantastic independent shops and businesses that connect our communities.”

Small Business Saturday also marks the start of a number of initiatives by Mid Ulster District Council to encourage shoppers to visit the town centres in Cookstown, Dungannon, Magherafelt, Maghera, and Coalisland.
There’ll be lots of entertainment to make your town centre shopping go with a swing including street theatre, and Christmas carols and music, all happening between 12pm – 3pm each Saturday from 26 November to 17 December in each of the five town centres.

The popular 10p parking promotion will also be rolled out in Dungannon and Magherafelt from Saturday 26 November through until Saturday 7 January 2023, allowing shoppers to park for 10p for the first three hours.
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