You’ve everything you could possibly want on your doorstep ... and supporting local town centres will keep things that way.
That’s the view of council leader Craig Martin, who believes Falkirk district offers quality and variety when it comes to shops, restaurants, bars and leisure facilities.
Backing The Falkirk Herald’s new Shop Local, Eat Local, Play Local initiative, he encouraged residents to make use of all that is on offer.
He said: “It is very important that people get behind local businesses who are providing a fabulous variety for shoppers and those looking to spend their leisure time in their own community.
“Falkirk has so much to offer, as does Bo’ness, Grangemouth, Denny and Stenhousemuir, and I don’t think there is any need to travel outwith the district, when there is so much close by.”
Councillor Martin said the local authority had put a lot of resources into transforming the look of town centres as well as supporting businesses.
He added: “The diversity of places in Falkirk district is second-to-none and offers things for all ages. Many of the businesses now in our town centres are long-established which shows that the support is there and we have to ensure it continues.
“I welcome any initiative which encourages people to shop, eat and spend their leisure time locally. If we all continue to support our town centres then they will be around for a long time to come.”
Over the course of the year, The Falkirk Herald will be putting some of these successful businesses in the spotlight, as well as bringing readers news about the products and services on offer.
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