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‘Love Local’ in lockdown

The extended COVID-19 lockdown currently in place for the Central Coast is the perfect time to take advantage of the latest round of Love Local online guides.

21 July 2021

 

THE Love Local guides feature an extensive range of Central Coast businesses to make it easier for community members to buy local and support exceptional operators in our region during this challenging time.

 

Central Coast Council Director Corporate Affairs and Chief Financial Officer, Natalia Cowley said the Love Local guides are featured on the Love Central Coast website and have continued to grow since their launch in 2020.

 

“Our Love Local online guides highlight the quality, creativity and breadth of businesses that call the Coast home,” Ms Cowley said.

 

“Shopping locally delivers a substantial boost to our local economy and during difficult times such as the current required lockdown this is more important than ever.

 

“Love Local makes it so easy to connect with local providers and once you’ve made the switch to buy locally you won’t look back.”

 

Three new Love Local guides are featured on lovecentralcoast.com:

 

  • Shopping – boutiques, bespoke retailers and local makers and creators who offer home delivery

 

  • Produce – local producers that offer home delivery

 

  • Food and drink – restaurants and cafes that offer takeaway and home delivery

 

Council Administrator, Rik Hart said the development and promotion of the guides were an important channel for Council to provide support to local businesses impacted by measures to control COVID-19.

 

“Stay at home orders can make it extremely difficult for small businesses to continue to operate and it is vital that local communities rally to support local operators,” Mr Hart said.

 

“So many exceptional local businesses on the Coast have created ways for us to continue to access their services online and through takeaway and home delivery – so I’d encourage everyone to explore and use the local operators featured in our Love Local online guides.”

 

Local consumer facing businesses can sign up for a free listing on the Love Central Coast website and benefit from free promotion to Central Coast locals and visitors to the region.

 

Community members can explore the diverse range of local businesses and the ways they have shifted to safely provide their goods and services online or through takeaway or home delivery at lovecentralcoast.com/lovelocal

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