Shop local this Christmas

‘Shop local!’ is the rallying cry this Christmas.

Christmas is getting closer and we’re reminding people that our town centres are packed with great shops full of gifts for the whole family.


Shop local!

Calling on people to support their local high street, Councillor Bob Norton, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, said:

“We all know that town centres and High Streets are facing stiff competition from online retailers and out-of-town shopping centres. I understand the appeal and convenience but shops are essential to our town centres’ survival.

“Local shops are run by local people, employ local residents and contribute to our economy and social lives in numerous ways. We’re proud to support Small Business Saturday and will do everything we can to promote our town centres.

“We all value our high streets and want to see them thrive. Take the time to visit one and see the incredible amount of shops we have to offer. You may well be surprised.

“There really is one solution to reverse years of decline and support our local retailers: shop local!”

Local traders back the Shop Local Campaign



The town centres in Redcar and Cleveland, including Redcar, Loftus, Eston, Guisborough, Saltburn, Skelton and Marske, are home to many small, independently owned shops offering a variety of gifts as well unique cafes and coffee shops to stop for a drink or lunch.

Parking in all Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council operated car parks is free after 1pm and there is an extensive bus and rail network for those who prefer not to drive.


Real Christmas trees

Real Christmas trees are available from Flatts Lane Country Park and Guisborough Forest and Walkway throughout December. Prices range from £15 – 35 and all proceeds go to the Friends groups of each park to pay for events and improve visitor facilities.

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