Co Council wants locals to support their towns

December 5th, 2017 5:10 PM

By Southern Star Team

Shopping in your Home Town for Christmas – Cork County Council's ‘Think Cork County' Campaign returns, encouraging the public to Support Local this Festive Season. Lending their support to the initiative are Declan Hurley, the Mayor of the County of Cork (left) and Tim Lucey, Chief Executive, Cork C

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A CAMPAIGN has been launched, for the second year in a row, to encourage the residents of Cork’s towns and villages to support their local businesses in the lead up to Christmas.

Think Cork County campaign, by the County Council, highlights the abundance of eclectic businesses and services located all across the region and  reminds county residents that they do not always have to travel to the bustling cities or shop online in search of the items or services they require and encourages them to avail of what’s on offer a little closer to home.  

It also supports local jobs, community, community, festive spirit, and the vibrancy and prosperity of our towns.

Think Cork County incentivises the public to support local  by offering free parking for the duration of December in all Council car parks with designated free on-street parking zones available to commuters in selected areas.

Speaking at the launch, Council chief executive Tim Lucey said: ‘Christmas is a time of loving and giving and we believe that this can be extended to your local community. If you love where you live, it is so important to ensure the prosperous future of your area by investing into its businesses and supporting the local economy.’

County mayor Cllr Declan Hurley echoed this sentiment, adding: ‘It is such a joy to see local communities thriving thanks to the continuous support they receive from their residents.’

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