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Shop map idea to boost trade in Stone

By Kerry.Ashdown  |  Posted: April 28, 2014

By Kerry Ashdown

Stone High Street

Stone High Street

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STONE traders fighting to attract more customers into their shops could get a helping hand from the town council.

The council is looking at installing a new noticeboard in the High Street to advertise where independent businesses can be found in the town centre.

Councillor Rob Kenney called for the noticeboard, which could include a map and event information, in response to concerns from traders about footfall.

He said: “They told me a lot of people in Stone don’t know what shops we have in Stone and where they are.

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“Could I propose we put up a noticeboard for the High Street traders to provide their own map, in the style of a shopping centre map, to give the details of each business?”

Councillor Geoff Collier backed the proposal, calling it “a good idea” and said the board should be installed in the middle of the High Street where visitors coming in from the Morrison’s car park at Mill Street would see it.

Clerk Les Trigg told councillors a reasonable quality board would cost around £1,500 to £2,000.

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