Menu

MP urges residents to Enjoy Penwortham and help high street businesses survive

Posted on - 25th September, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, Penwortham, Politics, Preston News
Independent beauty business owner Jen Maudsley
Independent beauty business owner Jen Maudsley is part of the Enjoy Penwortham campaign

The MP for South Ribble, Katherine Fletcher, is backing a campaign that aims to encourage residents in Penwortham to shop and dine locally to boost businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Advertisement

On a recent visit to Penwortham, Katherine met a number of business owners that have been brought together to help promote the town’s high street enterprises, including Jen Maudsley of Meraki Hair and Beauty, Paul Keighley of LARS Acupuncture and Wellbeing, and Sylvia Holmes of BonBons Coffee Shop.

Katherine said: “It was great to meet with Jen, Paul and Sylvia, chatting about their businesses and the changes they have made to make them safe for us all in these difficult times. 

“These smart locals have invested their government grants to expand their spaces, and are excited about the possibilities.

MP for South Ribble, Katherine Fletcher, is backing a campaign that aims to encourage residents in Penwortham to shop and dine locally
MP Katherine Fletcher is backing the campaign to encourage residents to shop and dine locally

“With the new road giving us less traffic, Penwortham high street feels like a real family destination; to enjoy a drink, pamper yourself or pick up a little gift. Bob in and see what their hard work and enthusiasm has produced, it’s great.”

Read more: Liverpool Road is now fully open after final construction work is complete

The Enjoy Penwortham initiative, dreamt-up by local resident and marketing agency boss Lee Petts, includes a one-off ‘newspaper’ that will be distributed to all 8,867 homes in the town as well as a social media and publicity campaign over the longer term.

A list of open businesses in your area can be found below



Lee said: “As we’ve seen in recent weeks with the sudden implementation of tighter Covid restrictions like the ‘rule of six’ and now local lockdown in South Ribble, there’s really no such thing as business as usual right now and there may not be until late next year.

“It’s up to us as residents to do our bit and keep our high streets alive in the meantime, and that means still getting out to safely enjoy all the independent shops, bars, cafes and restaurants they are home to.

Read more: The best Preston and Penwortham ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ cafes according to Tripadvisor

“Only by frequenting these places and spending money with them will we help to secure their survival and ensure that Penwortham remains a vibrant place to live and work.”

Read more: See the latest Preston news and headlines

Have you been supporting local businesses? Let us know in the comments below.

Share
Preston in pictures Autumn at Winckley Square in PrestonAutumn leaves in the streetAutumn at St Paul's Church in PrestonAutumn leaves in the streeAutumn in Preston City CentreAutumn at St Ignatius Church in PrestonAutumn wall in PrestonConverted park gatehouse at Preston View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.