As part of a new summer campaign to promote the city centre, Chichester Business Improvement District will be hosting a Super Saturday event on the 13thJuly. The day-long celebration of Chichester aims to encourage visitors and shoppers to explore the city centre, and enjoy the many activities and giveaways that will be up for grabs on the day.
Chichester Mayor, Richard Plowman will open the event and Spirit FM will be broadcasting live from East Street near the Cross between 11am - 3pm to talk about all the city has to offer, chatting to local businesses as well as shoppers.
A free raffle will run throughout the day with gift vouchers and prizes worth £100 and upwards from businesses including Chichester Harbour Hotel, Katie Loxton, Creations Hair Salon, Whirligig, Parker & Gibbs, Russell & Bromley, Hansford Menswear and much more.
Running from June to August, 'Love Local, Shop Local'is a three-month campaign to help champion Chichester. As well as various events and activities, Chichester BID has also invested in additional street cleaning and planting as well as bunting and flag displays to help enhance the city.
Chichester is becoming well known for its wealth of independent businesses and to celebrate this important sector of the city, a newIndependents' Shopping Passport has also been produced by the BID team, a wonderful showcase of the 190+ independent businesses that make up the city centre. Not only this but it offers visitors a chance to win one of five Chichester Gift Cards.
Jeanette Hockley, Chichester BID Members Service Manager, comments: "Visitors to Chichester can expect to start seeing some exciting changes over the coming weeks, with new bunting and flags as well as a planting scheme of over 95 hanging baskets and topiary displays. We now look forward to holding a range of activities and initiatives to entice people into Chichester and explore more of their city centre. We have some real hidden gems here, from the plethora of indie shops to galleries, restaurants, micro-pubs and museums. This is an opportunity to really shout about the fantastic and diverse city we live, work and shop in."
To find out more about the Love Local, Shop Local campaign and for the latest event updates, please visit www.chichesterbid.co.uk.