Lymington Society and Chamber of Commerce urge: Shop Local

Shop Local – Save Shops – Support Lymington this Christmas!

Lymington Society's Shop Local Campaign for Christmas 2021

LYMSOC Love Lym banner XMAS 1000 wide

As Christmas 2021 approaches rapidly, the Lymington Society has announced the welcome news that with the support of the Chamber of Commerce and the Town Council, it is again launching its “Shop Local” campaign. This year especially it's to remind people that, although the national economy has bounced back remarkably since the end of restrictions in July, local retailers have been really badly hit during the pandemic and need our help as much as ever.

Under the slogan “Shop Local – Save Shops – Support Lymington This Christmas” the Society would like everyone to think about keeping their shopping pounds in Lymington to support retailers and jobs locally and help boost the local economy

The pandemic had taken a terrible toll on retailing in Lymington. That includes major chains with a previous presence in the town which have been hit badly, with the result that despite encouraging signs or recovery, there remain many empty shops in the town.

With this in mind, the Society would like to remind local people to “think before you click” and support the community by trying to do as much of their Christmas shopping locally as possible and really boost the local economy with their much-needed Christmas shopping pounds

Speaking about this campaign, Lymington Society Deputy Chair Don Mackenzie said:

LYMSOC Love Lym banner XMAS 1000 wide“Looking at the many empty shops in the town The Lymington Society is as aware as we all are about the terrible effect the coronavirus has had on the local economy and particularly retailing. Thankfully there are encouraging signs with several new shops and businesses opening in the town since the end of lockdown and we all hope that the worst is past.

However, if this encouraging trend is to become established, we all need to “let our legs do the walking” not our keyboards and to follow what is becoming a national movement to shop local and keep our pounds in the local economy to everyone’s benefit.

As I said last year, whilst shopping on the web has its place, there’s nothing to beat shopping in your own town where amazing, exciting, and different things can be found from local retailers. You can also get a coffee or a bite to eat and you’re bound to meet someone you know and have a quick catch up -  you can't do that online in the same way.

There is also the wonderful Lymington Market, with its friendly stallholders and exciting stalls with an amazing range of  local and artisan  items that you simply can't get on the web

If you’re not certain local shops have what you’re looking for, why not phone up and ask them to get it in for you to collect the next day. Local Click and Collect. So please “Think before you Click” and “Support Lymington this Christmas”

Banners are on display around town and 100 posters have been distributed to put in shop windows.

Pictured are left to right: Don MacKenzie, Lymington Society; James Hoare, Lymington & Pennington Town Mayor; Peter Leyland-Jones, Chairman, Lymington & District Chamber of Commerce

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See also "10 reasons to shop locally this Christmas"

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