Small business Saturday - predicted to raise £543 million across the country is coming to Eastwood this weekend

Eats N Treats is offering a free hot drink when customers buy food.
Eats N Treats is offering a free hot drink when customers buy food.

A powerful grassroots initiative that encourages people to shop locally and support small businesses in the surrounding community is coming to Eastwood.

Small Business Saturday was launched nationally last year and was the biggest celebration ever of independent stores, cafes and restaurants and resulted in nearly £500m of extra trade across the 
country.

This year some of the businesses in Eastwood have come together to support the initiative on Saturday December 6 with offers to entice shoppers.

Sarah Taylor, owner of games and crafts shop Firetop Mountain, said that it is important for residents to support their local businesses.

She added: “Many of the shops are flourishing in Eastwood and the shop spaces are filled, clearly there are less empty shops which is brilliant for the high street.”

Firetop Mountain will be running a ‘make and take’ session on Saturday for £1 from 2pm until 5pm.

Other shops which have offers on include Chain Store Labels Direct which will be offering 10 per cent off and Jack Wood Butchers will have their 3lb pack offers with minced beef for £7 and chicken fillets for £9.

Further offers will include: Not Just Crafty - free goodie bag with each purchase

The Nail Retreat - 10% off their gift vouchers for one day only.

Phoenix Cue Sports Shop which sells Darts, Cues and Cases will be offering 10% off.

Robert Dunn Jewellers - 10% off watches and gold jewellery and 20% off silver jewellery.

Eats N Treats - free hot drink with food ordered.

Morello Interiors - free craft session.

Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero said she hoped the day will give Eastwood high street a much needed pre-Christmas boost.

She added: “Small businesses are the lifeblood of communities and they are what make our high streets great but they need our support – now more than ever.”

For more information see Eastwood Town Centre’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/eastwoodtowncentre.