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Congleton’s Big Indie East Egg Hunt

Congleton shops are participating in some Easter Holiday fun as 20 businesses join together to promote the “Indie Easter” campaign to encourage more shoppers, especially families, to come to town and participate in “Indie Easter Egg Hunts”.The event is being sponsored by the Support for Independent Retail campaign, with the aim of rewarding local people for taking the time to visit a number of their local, independent traders. Town Centre Manager Jackie MacArthur signed Congleton up to this national campaign on behalf of the Congleton Business Association, following the success of last year’s Easter Egg hunt. Jackie MacArthur said:  “Families can pick up an “Easter egg hunt map” from the Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall or from one of the 20 participating shops. They need to collect a dozen “eggs” (cute little Easter egg stickers) and place on their maps to complete the hunt. Once the a dozen eggs are collected they can return to the TIC and swap the map for a chocolate egg and a certificate of completion”. The event in Congleton starts on Monday 7 April and runs through until  Tuesday 22 April, giving the whole of the school Easter holiday period to complete the hunt. On Wednesday 9 April Glebe Farm plan to bring some of its young farm animals into the town centre from 10-12.30pm in support of the Indie Easter Campaign.Clare Rayner, from the Independent Retail Campaign said: “It’s no secret that UK retailers, and particularly the smaller, independent businesses, need all the help they can get. It’s simple, effective activities, such as the Easter egg hunt, that can really help to start the process of changing consumer habits, reminding people that they stand to lose all the fantastic shops in their area if they don’t visit them and or spend with them.”It is hoped that shoppers who take part in the Easter egg hunt will discover some shops that they’ve not visited before and that the retailers involved will have the opportunity to meet with, and chat to, potential customers who have perhaps in the past overlooked them.The shops taking part in the Congleton Indie Egg Hunt are:

  • Victoria Mill – Foundry Bank
  • Mattroe – Park Lane
  • Compusat, Lawton Street
  • Retro ‘The Shop’ Lawton Street
  • The Oatcake Shop, Lawton Street
  • Congleton Museum, Market Square
  • Delacey’s Tapas Bar and Café, High Street
  • Davenports, High Street
  • Newtons, Capitol Walk
  • Bear Grills, Market Street
  • The Stationery Cupboard, High Street
  • Browns Jewellers, Pedestrian area
  • A&A Music, Pedestrian area
  • Crema – Pedestrian area
  • Cost Cutter – pedestrian area
  • Cheshire Lady, Mill Street
  • Menditz, Mill Street
  • R&J Moores Greengrocers, Mill Street
  • The Address  – Antrobus Street
  • Ace of Cakes – West Street

Jackie MacArthur from Congleton Town Council said: “Last year the shops and members of the public enjoyed the Indie Easter Hunt and I hope even more will join in this year. We have printed up 700 of the hunt forms – and they can also be downloaded from the Town Council web site www.congleton-tc.gov.uk. If the hunt encourages more people to discover the wealth of independent shops in Congleton then it has to be good. For further information see www.congleton-tc.gov.uk

Big Indie Easter Egg Form: IndieEasterHunt2014

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