Banbury Councillors support #shoptober

This October, Banbury Conservative Councillors are encouraging residents to #visitbanbury, and support independent retailers with #shoptober.

Banbury is already home to a wonderfully diverse and eclectic High Street thanks to its thriving independent sector. And now several new openings; 4 Shires Antiques, fashion stores Union clothing and Revival, pet shop Weird Creatures and an artists’ collective gallery located in Church Lane, have come to the Old Town. These will soon be joined by a microbrewery and retailer Doodledash Interiors.

Promoting #shoptober Cllr Tony Ilott, District Councillor for Hardwick said: “Banbury really does continue to put its best foot forward. Our High Street is the life and soul of our town and I am delighted to see its independent sector expand with the opening of these new shops.

As a former town centre business owner, I know the difference #shoplocal can make. We always had great support from residents, and from Cherwell District Council who continue to provide business support, and help guide shopkeepers through Council services like planning, environmental health and business rates which can sometimes seem like a bit of a minefield”.