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Melksham loves #SupportLocal

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Melksham Town Council, working with ShopAppy.com, is encouraging people to love our local Melksham businesses by participating in a year-long campaign declaring 2020 to be The Year to Support Local.

The Melksham Support Local campaign, part of a national initiative, launches on Valentine’s Day, 14th February.  With the support of local dignitaries and the Town Crier, the Melksham Town Council team will offer #SupportLocal photo opportunities to town businesses to create posts for this social media-driven campaign.  Posts will be tagged #Melksham, #SupportLocal, #ShopAppy 2020, with the business name, and will be widely distributed.

David McKnight, economic development manager at Melksham Town Council said, “We are delighted to be joining in the 2020 Support Local campaign as it will give us all a chance to show our love for the fabulous Melksham businesses which provide convenience and services locally for us all to enjoy.”  

Dr Jackie Mulligan, founder of ShopAppy who is leading the national 2020 Year to Support Local campaign adds, “It has been a challenging last decade for our town centres and high streets, but we know there is tremendous love for local businesses in our communities. So this decade we are championing localism. Love Local Day is the first in a series of activities being planned to encourage people to support local – and will highlight the importance and positive impact these businesses have in the life of our communities and commercial hearts.”

Town residents and businesses can play their part in a successful campaign by retweeting and sharing posts, sharing positive experiences of Melksham businesses and, most of all, by shopping in the town.

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