BathNES Liberal Democrats
Serving Bath and North East Somerset
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Combe Down’s Excellent Shops and Businesses – the Social Heart of the Village
Part of the reason people like to live in Combe Down and relocate here is the Community feel, with a great selection of local businesses and shops. This provides a real hub, and social heart to the village, as well as excellent personal services for local people. However In these financial times, our local businesses are feeling the squeeze, and it is vital to keep these small areas alive and vibrant, by all of us being conscious of the benefits in shopping locally. It can often lift the spirits to get out and about, visit our shops and have a chat with people on the way.
We have been talking to the Combe Down shops about the challenges they have, and we have raised the issues in the Press. We have also met with Bath’s Small Business Focus Group, and hope to have a meeting to see how further support can be given. Perhaps we could have an open week whereby people can come to the shops and businesses and find out more about the range of services which are there, and take away a leaflet, and chat to the traders.
Jacs from the Avenue Newsagent ihas been very proactive, and is now doing new “Sweet Bouquets” for special occasions, gifts and parties, or however you want to use them. They look really great. As a result of our Press release to the Chronicle, Sainsburys at Odd Down have offered to put up signs about the local shops in their foyer, and appear to want to help reduce the adverse effects they have had on nearby small shopping areas. We will keep you posted on developments, and let us know what you think. We would love to hear from other businesses and Combe Down People who work from home.
Contact Cherry and Roger
Cllr Cherry Beath
Cllr Roger Symonds