Every one of Bourne’s 130-plus retailers has been featured on a new map designed to promote businesses in the town.
South Kesteven District Council has produced a Shop Local map of Bourne as part of its ongoing efforts to boost trade in the district.
One side shows car parks, public toilets, parks, churches, public areas and the bus station.
On the other side, Bourne’s 130-plus retailers have been grouped and colour-coded to denote food, drink and convenience stores, estate agents, restaurants, cafes and bars, fashion and jewellery and hair, beauty and health.
The town’s 29 specialist retailers have their own section, which includes a shoe shop, clock shop, music, sweets, pot painting and pets.
National names have also been included in the interests of promoting the town in general, with retailer changes regularly updated on the council’s website.
The map will be available at future meetings of the Bourne Business Chamber for retailers to pick up and give out to customers.
Chairman Paul Ross said: “We are really proud of the quality and scope of retailers and other businesses in Bourne and we are delighted to present this map as a valuable way to convey what the town offers.
“We were extremely pleased as Bourne Business Chamber to work in conjunction with the council and several members consulted with the authority to ensure that the map is as up to date as possible.”
The council’s portfolio holder for grow the economy Coun Frances Cartwright (Con) said: “We want to do all we can to help our town centres, working with partners like the Bourne Business Chamber on a range of measures to promote the variety of shopping in the town.
“Stamford and the Deepings will also have their own maps.”