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Pocket map of Newbury independent retailers launched

A new map of local independent shops and markets in Newbury has been launched.

The handy pocket map was launched in time for Independents’ Day UK weekend on July 2 and 3 to help raise awareness of Newbury’s independent scene and to support the local independent retail sector.

The map features 44 local retailers and four markets, and includes a brief description of each retailer and also signposts to specialist markets that take place in the town centre.

The map features 44 local businesses and markets (58048905)
The map features 44 local businesses and markets (58048905)

The map can be viewed at https://bit.ly/3INBcq3.

It has been produced by the Newbury Business Improvement District (BID), and copies of the map are being introduced as part of a series of town centre maps for Newbury under the umbrella term ‘Newbury Town Trail Maps’.

The next map will be a dog-friendly trail map, promoting 26 dog-friendly hospitality venues across the town centre and highlighting five prominent dog-walking routes within walking distance of the town.

The map will also highlight the location of dog waste bins in the town centre and its surroundings to discourage dog litter and to encourage dog-walkers to use the map on a regular basis.

The third map to launch later this year will be an up-to-date and reformatted version of the vegan-friendly map.

First launched in October last year, the updated map is due to be released around the year anniversary of the initial launch and will come in the new fold-out pocket size format.

Marketing manager at Newbury BID Kirsty Lemberger said: “We’re delighted with our new independent retail map for Newbury and hope these handy and beautifully illustrated maps will be kept in the pockets and handbags of local residents and visitors alike for their next visit to the town centre.

“The aim for our town trail maps is to help support and raise the profile of our local independent businesses and our wonderful town centre, and we hope the new look and feel of these pocket maps will make it even easier to do so."

Maps are available to collect across the town centre at most businesses featured on the map and from Newbury Library, West Berkshire Museum, and in the old town hall.

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