Home Business help Shoppers welcomed back to town centres with gestures of appreciation
Cllr Morgan and Cllr Brennan in The Coffee House, Huyton

Shoppers welcomed back to town centres with gestures of appreciation

by Jonathan Kearney

Shoppers and visitors have been welcomed back to Knowsley’s town centres following further easing of COVID restrictions last week (commencing Monday 17 May).

And businesses, Councillors and Council officers have been thanking people for supporting our town centres over the past year with thank you gestures.

Shoppers in town centres were surprised with tokens of appreciation including Knowsley town centre gift cards, bouquets of flowers and other freebies courtesy of local businesses. Take a look at our Flickr gallery to see how it went.

Lisa Smith, Owner of Harrington’s Bar and Eatery in Prescot town centre, said: “We’re so pleased to be welcoming more shoppers and visitors back to our town centres. We’re really grateful for their support and hope we can look forward to better times. I’m pleased that we’re able to offer them a small token of our appreciation.”

The re-opening of indoor hospitality was among the COVID restrictions to be eased last week and Cllr Graham Morgan, Leader of Knowsley Council and Cllr Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development visited a number of businesses to welcome back customers to the borough’s town centres.

Cllr Graham Morgan, Leader of Knowsley Council, said: “The prosperity of our town centres is so important to the borough and I would like to thank our residents and visitors for supporting our local businesses over the course of such a difficult year.”

Cllr Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “We’re delighted to see our town centre businesses being able to welcome more customers safely and securely. With the COVID measures that have been put in place people can enjoy our town centres in confidence and we hope this can be a real turning point for our local businesses.”

Knowsley town centres gift cards

The Knowsley town centres gift card are available for use across our three main town centres and can be purchased up to the value of £500 online or you can pick one up to load at home from the following town centre outlets:

Huyton – The Coffee House and Stitch Perfect

Kirkby – Kirkby Market and Altoria

Prescot – Poco Bar and Café and Jessie and Co.

We are currently giving away nine Knowsley town centres gift cards worth £100 each! Simply enter your details here to be in with a chance to win.