Chiswick Shops Not 'Getting The Ealing Feeling'

Glossy booklet promoting rival town centre as a Christmas shopping destination


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An appeal has gone out to support local traders in the run up to Christmas, following the circulation of a booklet to local homes outlining the attractions of Christmas shopping in Ealing.

The glossy booklet was posted into homes around Chiswick urging shoppers to 'Get The Ealing Feeling'.

One local resident described it as a slap in the face for local shops here".

It has a map of shopping areas and advice on where to go for seasonal produce as well as Christmas gifts.

The booklet is the work of the Ealing Business Improvement Districts which is tasked with promoting W5. Ealing can boast of a the Broadway Shopping Centre as a focal point, with branches of well-known chain stores and a multi-storey car park.

Cllr Jo Biddolph who set up the local Traders Taskforce said it would be helpful if people concentrated on shopping in their area. She appealed to local residents to be loyal to their local shops.

"It’s Small Business Saturday on 7th December. While there is so much talk about Brexit, I’m asking residents not to Leave town but to Remain in Chiswick and especially to support our independent traders. We have so many special shops with gorgeous goods, fabulous foods and tremendous treats - ideal for giving away, buying for yourself or to make you feel and look fantastic.

"I hope everyone will be out and about, Remaining here not Leaving for anywhere else, throughout this winter season and exploiting all that Chiswick and our terrific traders offer in the run up to Christmas. Please support our independents and keep Chiswick’s retail economy going!"

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November 23, 2019

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