Banbury's Old Town independents open late tonight
Today, Thursday, December 12 is late night opening in the old town until 8pm.
There’ll be festive music from Banbury FM played throughout the day, carol singing, people dressed in Christmas costumes, and as the light fades, the fire juggler will wander around.
Barry added: "We want people to fall in love with their town centre again, and to support it.
"People don’t have to spend a lot to make a difference: if every adult in Banbury spent just £5 a week in their independent shops, it would generate £9 million pounds back into the local economy, making the town centre thrive, keeping existing businesses open who could employ more staff, and also attract new businesses to the area.
”Banbury has bucked the national trend and has seen a new business open almost every month since the summer, but the town still needs people to support it. If you haven’t shopped in Banbury for a while, make the trip and see just what it has to offer.
For more information visit the Old Town Facebook page which includes a list of all 160+ independent businesses of Banbury so you can browse the bespoke retailers right on your doorstep.