Shop owners and managers in Spalding have the chance of changing their town for the better through a new retailers association.
Jewellers, booksellers, department stores and coffee shops are all represented in the Spalding Town Retailers Association which is now inviting other businesses in the town to join them.
Sue Stubley, of Occasions Jewellers in Bridge Street, said: “I was extremely pleased when the association was formed because the last few years have been pretty horrendous for traders here in Spalding due to the recession.
“Other developments on the outskirts of Spalding have also had a detrimental effect on us so it’s good to see all the traders get together as a forum to speak for themselves.
“We now have a Facebook page where traders will be able to publicise their events and we hope the worked will get out about the association which is good for the town.”
Members of the association are keen to work alongside Spalding and District Chamber of Commerce and South Holland District Council to improve the town centre ahead of the appointment of a new town centre manager.
Gavin Allmand, chairman of the retailers association, said: “We want all traders to feel that they have someone with a shared interest representing them and who will keep them informed of what’s happening or is proposed for the town.”
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