Horbury Village Partnership helps town thrive

Horbury Village Partnership.
Horbury Village Partnership.

A scheme to promote Horbury has got the town thriving, a business owner said.

The Horbury Village Partnership has 72 businesses signed up to the project, including hair dressers, a butchers and a florists.

They all pay an annual subscription and in return they are listed on the group’s website.

The money is then reinvested to fund events and shows in the community.

Businesses are given a green sticker promoting the partnership to display in their windows.

And Heidi Waring, owner of Lace & Co Bridal Boutique on Queen Street, said the project has helped entice more shoppers to the village.

She said: “Horbury is a lovely town with a village vibe and the partnership has helped get people interested in coming and shopping in Horbury.

“The website is a great way to show people, both from Horbury and surrounding areas, what we are all about and we have seen more people coming to shop here.”

The partnership has helped pay for the refurbishment of the Addingford Steps and the painting of the traditional Victorian street signs in the town.

And Mrs Waring, who opened her business two years ago, said shoppers have helped the scheme thrive by supporting independent retailers.

She said: “People have gone back to their old fashioned values of shopping locally which is key for any community.

“The partnership aims to get everyone working together and the more businesses who sign up will help us to organise more events.”

To find out more about the partnership log onto www.horburyvillage.com or search for Horbury Village on Facebook and Twitter.