Hinckley Council launch new online directories

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 21 November 2020

TWO new business directories have been launched by the Borough Council to highlight local shops and businesses across Hinckley and Bosworth.

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The directories named ‘Love Local’ and ‘Shop Local’ were created as a resource to help residents source food, drink, and other services online whilst they continue to support local businesses who are adapting to keep their businesses going.

Explaining further about the newly-launched initiative on their website, the Council explained: “We’re compiling a directory of local shops and businesses to help us all to love local as much as possible through the winter lockdown and in the run up to Christmas.”

“During this difficult time we know that many local independent businesses have adapted quickly to provide online sales, click and collect services, local deliveries and more”, they continued.

One of the directories is primarily targeted towards eateries and drinking establishments, such as hot food takeaways, restaurants, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops, whilst the other is aimed at all other retailers and businesses in the area.

Council Leader comments

Stuart Bray, Council Leader for Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, said: “During this difficult time we know that many local independent businesses have adapted quickly to provide online sales, click and collect services, local deliveries and more. 

“We want to make it easier for customers to find local businesses and help everyone to shop local for food and gifts.

“The new directories are an excellent source of information to help residents find these innovative local suppliers.

“During the lockdown period, and into the recovery phase, shopping for food and gifts in the borough will help support the local economy, boosting the area during these challenging times so please love local and shop local this Christmas.”

How to get a business added

If you are a business who would like to be added to the ‘Love local, shop local’ directories, you can apply by filling out a digital form on the Council’s official website, and then your business will be listed.

There is no charge to be included in the new directories. Retailers and businesses can apply here, whilst restaurants can apply here.

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