Shop locally this Christmas — only 5 weeks to go


Miriam and Kelly Randall in the Bourke Furniture One display room, encouraging locals to shop locally this Christmas. PHOTO TWH

Bourke Mayor, Councillor Barry Hollman, is urging locals to support the town’s businesses in the lead-up to Christmas as they recover from a tough trading year.

With COVID restrictions meaning closed doors and restricted access, many retailers in Bourke are looking to the Christmas shopping season as their final chance to make up for lost trade.

Councillor Hollman said that council would not be running a ‘Shop Local’ campaign this year, which requires businesses to donate and participate.

Instead, he is appealing to residents to support their local traders as much as they can.

“It’s been a tough year for everybody, but our businesses have really struggled,” Councillor Hollman said.

“But through it all, they’ve done their best to keep their doors open and it’s time now for all of us to show our support, and shop locally where we can.

“We are very lucky to have our retailers and businesses in Bourke and it would be a very dull main street without them.

“So, I would encourage everyone, when you’re choosing where to shop for Christmas, think of your local businesses and the support they have given this town and show them you appreciate them and support them as much as you can,” Councillor Hollman said.

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