Support Your Independent Traders

Independent Traders Weekend – Support your Local Independent Traders.

Omagh District Council is flying the flag for local retailers in Omagh and supporting diversity on the high street. From Friday 4th – Sunday 6thJuly 2014 across the country, the public will be encouraged to buy at least one item from their local, independent shop to celebrate Independents’ Weekend 2014. The national campaign champions the local retailers who make our local towns and villages so special.

The importance of local retailers cannot be disputed as they contribute to local identity and to local economies. The event aimed at marking the character and contribution Independent Traders’ bring to Omagh is being organised by Omagh District Council. In recognition of the mix of excellent shopping and hospitality offered by its Independent Traders, Omagh will celebrate its Independence during a weekend of discounts from Friday 4 July to Sunday 6 July 2014.

Omagh Town Centre with its wide variety of shops, coffee shops and restaurants will celebrate Independent Traders’ weekend – a type of ‘shop local campaign’ by offering special discounts and promotional events over three days. Unfortunately, due to the inclement weather, music was unable to be piped throught the town but discounts in independent stores are still up for grabs! See shop windows for posters.

Omagh District Council chair said “We are delighted to lead this campaign in Omagh to celebrate diversity in retail. Independents Traders’ Weekend aims to highlight the huge range of independent Traders in Omagh and the huge contribution that successful independent retailers make our town such an interesting and varied place to visit and shop.”

Omagh is a unique town with its eclectic mix of independent retailers’, stores that are not in every other town, stores that offer something different and special for the people of Omagh and to the towns visitors. This special Independent Traders’ Event is an exciting way to celebrate our local town centre businesses, and at the same time benefit from the many special offers and discounts available, which are so welcome during this credit crunch.

Visit www.omagh.gov.uk for details of special offers available in local shops from Friday 4 July until Sunday 6 July.

Omagh District Council Town Centre Forum Chairman, Sean Beagley said: “This event is aimed at raising awareness of the character and uniqueness independent traders’ bring to the Town Centre. I wish independent traders’ in the town centre all the very best for the Independent Traders’ event. They make a massive contribution to the individuality and appeal of Omagh and this is an ideal opportunity to raise their profile.”

Mr Tony Laird, a member of the Omagh Town Centre Forum said “Independent traders’ are a very important part of the area and I would urge people to come along and enjoy discounts throughout Omagh over the weekend. Huge celebrations will be taking place in the USA to celebrate Independence day, July 4 but this event gives Omagh people the chance to see what’s available right here on their doorstep on the same day”

Omagh is a growing shopping and hospitality destination. Shoppers from far and near are welcomed to experience everything that Omagh has to offer.

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