November sees the launch of the Canterbury Gift Card, an initiative designed to keep money circulating locally and support local traders through these difficult times. Cards can be bought online at spent at over 80 Canterbury businesses. On the list are big chains (Fenwick, Boots, McDonalds, Smiggle and more) and dozens of small, independent businesses including cafes, shops, bars, restaurants, venues, pubs, hairdressers, salons and even the local butcher. There really is something for everyone (especially that impossible-to-buy-for person).
New businesses are signing up all the time. The card is a preloaded Mastercard, so the payment goes straight into the trader’s till in the usual way.
The card is the initiative of the Canterbury BID (Business Improvement District) which works to ensure that Canterbury is a vibrant and successful city centre for those who visit, shop, live and work in the city.
They make fantastic Christmas presents – this year, give someone the gift of Canterbury !