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Remember November Online in Bedford Borough

November 16, 2020 5:48 PM
Originally published by Dave Hodgson - Mayor of Bedford Borough

Henry VannWith many retail stores shut as part of the new national lockdown, Bedford Borough Council is urging everyone to support local businesses by backing BedfordBID's 'Remember November Online' campaign.

With Christmas just around the corner online shopping will be booming but doesn't need to mean local businesses losing out. Many local businesses have active website enabling you to order goods direct from them. Whatever it is - cheese, jewellery, socks, beer, braces or books - Bedford's local retailers, including our outstanding independents, need all our support to help them through the latest national restrictions.

To support the Remember November Online campaign BedfordBID have set up a dedicated COVID-19 Hub on their webpage packed with useful information about click and collect and home delivery offers across Bedford town centre. You can find out about these at www.lovebedford.co.uk/covid.

Cllr Henry Vann, Portfolio Holder for Town Centres and Planning, said: "Bedford's local businesses do an amazing job and I urge everyone to shop local this Christmas - however you can. Bedford has a fantastic mix of independent and national chains and many of them are offering click and collect or delivering locally. This November we're joining with BedfordBID and local businesses to ask everyone to 'Remember November Online' and shop local."

Samantha Laycock, Chair of BedfordBID, said: "Remember November Online is an opportunity for the people of Bedford Borough to support local business and our high street in these increasingly difficult times. With Christmas just around the corner, we want to make sure that residents know they can still use retailers in the town centre through delivery and click and collect services, despite businesses having to close their doors to customers.

"We would like to send a strong message that although stores may be closed, Bedford Borough is still open for business."

For more information about Remember November Online and updates on how you can continue to shop with your favourite retailers in Bedford Borough, visit www.lovebedford.co.uk/covid.