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Shop Local, Shop Caldicot

With co-vid dominating all of our lives over the last few months, there hasn’t been much else that has been talked about, but with lockdown rules easing in Wales over the coming weeks, its important that we hear your views on shaping our town for the better.

Caldicot Town Team has been part of a Business Resilience Forum for the last 10 weeks with Monmouthshire County Council, Welsh Government, The Federation of Small Businesses and other Local Business Leaders from Monmouth, Chepstow, Usk and Abergavenny. Together, we have been working hard behind the scenes to discuss and digest the massive impact the virus has had on our businesses across the county. It has also been a strong factor in helping push through the business grants for businesses and finding better ways of working alongside everyone else and distributing vital information. 

With the lockdown now easing we are working on how we reopen our town centre for the public and businesses in the safest and most effective way possible and we are asking you to complete a short survey so we can better understand your needs and adapt any changes forthcoming to them. 

Monmouthshire County Council have produced the county wide survey, which will be reviewed and digested by town to best manage the needs for each town individually, there is no ‘one size fits all’ scheme we can introduce, neither are our towns the same and that is an important part of our plans. 

The survey can be completed in english or welsh using this link https://bit.ly/2Brrqex and closes on June 25th 2020. 

Cllr Bob Greenland has created a video which sums up the purpose of the survey;

“If we can make our town and village centres even more attractive to residents and visitors, this will help our struggling businesses. With so many hit hard by the economic effects of the pandemic, shopping locally once businesses that can reopen do so, will make a real difference. We will make sure they are as safe for residents to use as possible. So in addition to asking everyone to get involved and respond to the survey, we are also asking residents to Shop Local, Shop Monmouthshire. It will help revive our town and village centre businesses after they have faced so much over the last few months.”

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