Free parking boost in East Lindsey for shop local event

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People in East Lindsey are being encouraged to shop local on December 5, in support of Small Business Saturday, with the district council providing free parking in all its car parks.

The Small Business Saturday campaign, which was first launched in 2013, aims to raise the profile of small businesses and encourage shoppers to support them.

Councillor Adam Grist, portfolio holder for rural economy and market towns at the district council, said: “East Lindsey has a wealth of small independent businesses and the contribution they make to the economy and community should be celebrated.

“On December 5 – and every other shopping day – I’d encourage shoppers to think local first.”

In the run-up to December 5, businesses can register their support for the day on the Small Business Saturday website.

As well as providing a listing for the business, by registering on the website, firms will be able to access a marketing toolkit, plus the opportunity to list any specific events they have planned to mark the day.

Businesses are also able to sign up to the e-Business Brief, which has a wealth of information regarding business events, training and funding opportunities and is available via a free email subscription by emailing business.news@e-lindsey.gov.uk.

l East Lindsey District Council is set to debate the possibility of making some council-owned car parks free, including Louth’s Cattle Market, Linden Walk and Bridge Street. The debate will take place on December 2.