Open Wednesday plea to traders

NILABE111115f2, Local traders trying to get shops open on Wednesday afternoon, Anthony Parsons Pick N mix, Gavin Williams shop signer, Paul Opiah smoothie bar

NILABE111115f2, Local traders trying to get shops open on Wednesday afternoon, Anthony Parsons Pick N mix, Gavin Williams shop signer, Paul Opiah smoothie bar

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THE LATEST scheme to put some life back into Ilkeston town centre has received the Advertiser’s full backing.

The borough’s regenration agency Erewash Partnership has been asking traders to break with tradition and open up on Wednesday afternoons in a bid to cash in on trade they might be losing.

For decades, businesses up and down Bath Street and South Street have shut up shop at lunchtime with some not opening at all on Wednesdays.

The partnership has said this needs to change in order for them to keep up with big chains and stay open in the current harsh economic climate.

For the full story see this week’s Advertiser out Thursday November 17.