Council launches map to promote local business during lockdown

The words Love Herefordshire, with an embedded map pin containing a heart

 

Herefordshire Council has launched an interactive map to promote local businesses offering delivery or click and collect services during lockdown.

All non-essential retailers have closed until 2 December in line with national lockdown measures. Now shoppers can use the map to find local retailers which provide a delivery or ‘click and collect’ service. The map also shows the location of local food banks.

Local businesses and community groups can add their information to the map free of charge.

Councillor Ellie Chowns, Cabinet Member for Environment, Economy and Skills said:

“As we head towards Christmas, our first thought when gift shopping should be to shop local and make sure the money we spend stays in the local economy. The ‘Love Local’ interactive map is a great way to shop safely by using delivery or click and collect service from local business. I urge everyone in Herefordshire to support our local retailers, businesses and community groups through lockdown so the high street can thrive into the future.”  

Search the ‘Love Local’ map on the Herefordshire Council website at www.herefordshire.gov.uk/lovelocal

Published: 12th November 2020