Town centre to be part of traders’ trail

A host of Independent traders from Chorley who want to boost trade in the town centre.
A host of Independent traders from Chorley who want to boost trade in the town centre.
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Independent traders in Chorley have joined forces to help boost custom throughout the town centre.

In line with summer activities that are being organised by Chorley Council, Victoria Garside, owner of Chocobella, has launched The Last of the Summer Flower Trail.

Shoppers will be asked to visit 12 different venues to pick up their very own flower as part of the trail.

The trail starts on Monday, August 18 and runs until August 31.

Victoria said: “It is hoped that the trail will encourage families to explore the independent shops throughout the town rather than congregating around Market Walk and the Flat Iron Market areas.

“It’s something for families to do while it’s the summer holidays, they will be able to take in all of the town centre and have a bit of fun as well.

“We want to encourage everybody to shop local and it links in with things that Chorley Council has done with traders in the past.”

Trail entry forms will be available from today at all 12 shops taking part.

The shops involved are, Woodchats, Chocobella, The Buttonhole, Wilcocks, Anise, Malcolm’s Musicland, Bragg, Cakes by Ruth, Ebb & Flo, Bubble n Shake, Frederick’s- Massa’s and Fanny Adams.

Once shoppers have completed their trail and have all 12 stamps on their entry form, they will be able to collect an exclusive voucher booklet from any of the traders.

Victoria added: “We really want to show people what Chorley has to offer.

“Recently people have been coming into the shop and they have said that Chorley is becoming a much more exciting town and this is what we want to continue.”

The trail will run alongside many other activities which are being planned for Chorley town centre.

Two weeks of ‘summer party’ fun is being organised by Chorley Council.

There will be beach huts selling cocktails and candy floss, street entertainers, face painters, exotic bugs and lots more.