Guide East Devon residents coronavirus update - 11 December 2020

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3. Why is it Important to Shop Local?

There are lots of independent businesses in our local towns, so now that restrictions have lifted it’s a fantastic opportunity to support our town centres and high streets by doing your Christmas shopping in Axminster, Budleigh Salterton, Colyton, Exmouth, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton and Sidmouth.

There are some wonderful shops locally, so you can find everything you may need for gifts and for the festive period. Please show your support for our high streets and vote with your feet!

You can get professional and personalised service from our local retailers and instant advice about stock availability, which may not be the same for an online experience.

It can mean less impact on the environment if we stay local to shop without long journeys and it can be easier to return unsuitable gifts

Businesses are working hard to include hand sanitiser, reduced numbers in shops, one-way systems and signs to make your shopping experience a safe one. The winter shopper special car park offer of £2 to park all day is also available now at parking meters in East Devon District Council car parks so it is an ideal time to return and stock up.