Get on the crawl...
Shoppers are being urged to take part in a new scheme aimed
at making festive shopping more fun – and helping the local
Fifty Maidstone stores have signed up for the Independent
Christmas Crawl, part of a nationwide initiative which supports
The names and locations of participating businesses are listed
on a map, available at the KM office in Middle Row, Maidstone
council’s Gateway in King Street, Maidstone Museum, Hazlitt Theatre
and at the firms which are taking part.
Shoppers are asked to get a sticker and signature from at
least 30 participating businesses before returning their completed
maps to the Gateway or KM office.
All those who return the maps will then be entered into a free
draw to win three cash prizes ranging from £100 to £350.
The scheme runs until Christmas Eve and winners will be drawn on
Tuesday, January 8.
Cllr Malcolm Greer, cabinet member for economic and commercial
development, said the crawl was a chance for small traders to
literally put themselves on the map.
He said: "This is a peak time of year for retailers and it’s
important to make the absolute most of it.
"For shoppers it gives a fun and exciting opportunity to
explore different retailers and to buy beautiful, different gifts
that aren’t mass produced.
"We're looking forward to spreading the word amongst the locals
and building excitement about the great independent businesses in
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