Bury Conservatives call on the Council to provide free parking to support our wonderful high streets over the festive period
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A motion had been received and set out in the Summons in the names of:
Bernstein, Brown, Caserta, Cropper, Dean, Gartside, Harris, Lancaster, Hurst, Hussain, N Jones, Lewis, McBriar, Rydeheard, Vernon, Y Wright
The Council recognises:
Bury Council notes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has had on residents and businesses across the borough over the last two years. The Borough owes a debt of gratitude to our key workers, residents, businesses and organisations for all that they have done through the pandemic.
As the festive period approaches the Council must do all it can to support our fantastic independent businesses across the borough and our high streets
The Council notes:
The Government provided over £100 million to Bury MBC to support residents and businesses whether the COVID-19 storm across the borough.
In the October Budget our borough was awarded two levelling up bids totalling £40 million to regenerate Bury Market and Radcliffe Town Centre. Now we must celebrate this success and support our high streets, encouraging residents and visitors to shop local this festive period.
There are 4 Saturdays in December, including Small Business Saturday on the 4 th, and as a Council we must do all we can to support business.
This motion aims to support the boroughs high streets and independent retailers across Ramsbottom, Tottington, Bury, Radcliffe, Whitefield, and Prestwich and promote shopping locally throughout the month of December
The Council resolves to:
- All Council-owned car parks to be free every Saturday in December 2021 across Ramsbottom, Tottington, Bury, Radcliffe, Whitefield and Prestwich including Christmas Day
- Actively support and promote ‘Small Business Saturday’ in December by spreading the word across the Borough via locally via the Council website and all digital media channels
- Promote ‘Shop Local’ throughout the month of December across all the Councils digital media channels and share press releases with local media to drum up support for our wonderful towns this festive period