Cessnock City residents can now collect a free guide full of deals and discounts that has been designed to encourage residents to support more local businesses.
Launched on Monday, the Resident’s Buy Local Guide has been produced as part of new campaign developed by Cessnock City Council under the Advance Cessnock City partnership.
Council’s economic development manager Jane Holdsworth said it was really exciting to to launch the magazine, and hopes to see more and more residents out and about supporting local businesses.
“The guide offers locals everything you need – things to do during the school holidays, arts and craft classes, keeping active, markets and event dates, self-guided bush walking trails and a comprehensive business directory,” Ms Holdsworth said.
“We need to reinforce the importance of shopping local and this is the perfect way to do it. We are helping people to choose local businesses first, keeping dollars in our community and assisting family businesses to grow.”
Cessnock mayor Bob Pynsent said the guide is a wonderful magazine that every household will benefit from and keep handy in their top drawer.
“Knowing where to find a reliable local plumber, gaining some inspiration for where to take visitors or finding out what events are coming up. These are all helpful bits of information for a resident to have on hand,” Cr Pynsent said.
Home-owning households can redeem their magazine with a collection slip found in their July rates notice, while rental tenants will receive flyers from their real estate agents.
All household residents in Cessnock City are welcome to collect their magazine or follow the instructions on the flyer to download a copy online.
The guide can be collected at Cessnock City Council’s administration building, the Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre, Cessnock and Kurri Kurri Libraries, Kurri Kurri Visitor Centre, R&W Real Estate Branxton and Wollombi Real Estate, Wollombi.
Residents can also download their copy of the magazine at advancecessnockcity.com.au/buylocal (using the access key BUYLOCAL18).