Celebrating local businesses with towns-themed 12 Days of Christmas

The song, verse by verse, each day, will be shared from Sunday13th December on the council’s social media channels. Residents in the borough will also be asked to share what they love most about local shops.

The song was written in the hope of encouraging people in Broxtowe to support local this Christmas and buy gifts from their local town centre.

Towns in Broxtowe have seen fluctuating footfall throughout 2020 and lockdowns and increased restrictions have all had an impact. Despite challenges, businesses have embraced new measures and rules needed to keep their staff and customers safe and have remained optimistic in difficult times.

Cllr Tim Hallam commented:

“Our excellent local shops and businesses create the essence and character of our towns, and the value and service they provide is second-to-none. This year, given the restrictions we’re still facing, it’s very tempting to do all our seasonal shopping online, but if we do this we are missing an opportunity to buy great, high quality products in our neighbourhood.

 “If everyone in Broxtowe spent just £10 in their local town, this would give local businesses a boost of about £1m, so, before you buy online, consider your high street and opt for the local choice if you can.”

“On the 12th day of Christmas my town centre meant to me…

A place for us to wander,

Eleven cakes been baking,

Lampshades for the ceiling,

Flowers in big bunches,

Whisky that’s been distilling,

Hair in need of trimming,

New boots for winter,

Five types of cheese,

Four scented candles,

Three cracking novels,

Warm woolly gloves, and

A place to find a great Christmas tree!”

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