Christmas has arrived in Denbighshire with the release of a video showcasing the county’s high streets.
Denbighshire County Council has released its festive shopping clip to promote the wide range of products available on the county’s high streets.
You can view the clip on the Council’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter accounts.
The two-minute video features a host of traders highlighting what is available in Denbighshire with scenes filmed in all eight of the county’s towns.
Leader of Denbighshire, Councillor Hugh Evans OBE, said: “I would like to thank all the businesses, residents and groups who helped make this video possible.
“Denbighshire has everything shoppers need to help celebrate Christmas coupled with excellent service and friendly staff.
“Shopping locally benefits the local community with money spent locally staying in Denbighshire’s economy, benefiting everyone in the county.
“Denbighshire offers a more relaxed and enjoyable shopping experience than bigger cities and out of town shopping parks so I would encourage residents to see what Denbighshire has to offer this Christmas.”
Businesses featured in the clip are Nouveau Riche, Prestatyn; Detour menswear, Rhyl; The Oriel Country Hotel & Spa, St Asaph; The Little Cheesemonger, Rhuddlan; State of Distress, Ruthin; Snow in Summer, Denbigh, Rhug Estate Farm Shop, Pethau Tlws, Corwen and Llangollen Baby.
Sandra Griffiths has run Denbigh’s Snow in Summer for the last three years selling vintage items, greeting cards and locally made artisan crafted goods and gifts.
She said: “It was very nice to take part in the shop local video.
“Shopping locally gives customers the opportunity to buy locally designed and made goods, and to purchase unique items for themselves or for the home.”
Cathy Challand runs Nouveau Riche a ladies fashion and accessory shop in Prestatyn.
She said: “Shopping locally helps the local economy and creates local jobs. You get a more personal service when shopping at local independents because rather than following trends we have our own unique style and identity, so you're more likely to find something different.
“It was fun taking part in the Christmas video. I love my customers and it's great that they support local businesses by spreading the word to family and friends. Without them our vibrant high streets would cease to exist.”
The video was produced as part of the #LoveLiveLocal campaign which supports local traders by encouraging customers and businesses to post pictures of great products and experiences on social media.
For the final scenes filmed in Ruthin, businesses from the town as well as Denbighshire Music Co-operative, Ruthin Rotary Club and Chilly Cow Ice Cream, which showcased its Christmas pudding flavour, helped create a Christmas shopping wonderland.
Heather Powell is managing director of Denbighshire Music Co-operative, which provided the senior brass ensemble DMC6, made up of pupils from Ysgol Brynhyfryd and Ysgol Dinas Bran aged 12 to 16.
She said: “The band was delighted and proud to be asked – they always like supporting local events and really enjoyed the event.
“The experience was great for them. As a local business shopping locally is vital – we always support other local businesses and think there are a wide range of lovely local shops.”
The Council is providing free car parking in all of its town centre car parks after 3pm until December 31.
Posted on Thursday 23rd November 2017