Join In Town’s Christmas Wish

Cirencester’s “Christmas Wish” can now be seen on screen.

A promotional video of the town entitled A Christmas Wish is now available for residents to see.

COVID has had an impact on all aspects of life, our social and economic well-being. Pre-lockdown,
Cirencester also faced the challenge of a decline in high street retail and competition from online shopping, with well-known and well-loved high street stores closing.

Council listens to concerns

Cirencester Town Council has listened and responded to concerns raised by the local business community and together has been working on a number of initiatives to build on the towns strong independent retail presence, as well as its history, culture and heritage.
Councillor Gary Selwyn, lead member for community services, said:“the Town Council recognises the challenges faced by many local businesses and retailers and alongside other initiatives such as the Cirencester shopping guide and running a wide range of
outdoor markets, we hope that this video will encourage people to shop local this Christmas, as well as encouraging many new visitors to the town in 2021”

Open for business

Led by the Mayor of Cirencester, Cllr Patrick Coleman, the Town Council has worked with Barn Media, the Chamber of Commerce and Cotswold District Council to re-open the high street for business.
With the publication of a shopping guide and media video, the Town Council has demonstrated in practical ways how it is supporting and promoting local business, retail and the street markets.
Andrew Tubb, CEO of Cirencester Town Council explained that the video is an important part of the town’s recovery plan. He said “in any challenging situation it is vital to look forward with hope and expectation, and the video typifies this; but equally, to make that hope and expectation a reality we have backed up our response to local concerns in practical ways”.
Local councils, local retailers and local people have worked tirelessly to make Cirencester a safe space to enjoy and visit as we emerge from COVID. With the Christmas lights and tree at the heart of the town, the video creates a sense of warmth and the much needed good-feel factor this winter.’