Shop local – now more than ever!

EDITORIAL COMMENT by Paul Healy

 

Hundreds of businesses in the region reopened their doors to the public this week as the local economy takes a welcome, if tentative, step forward.

This very positive development comes after the Government eased Covid-19-related restrictions, clearing the way for the speeding up of the phased ‘reopening of Ireland’.

Now, local SMEs are taking the plunge and reopening their doors.

The Roscommon People is today appealing to our 80,000 plus readers across Roscommon and adjoining counties to shop local and to focus all spending in our towns and villages.

Local businesses have incurred significant costs as they adapt their premises’ and practices to meet Covid-19-related guidelines. Many of these small businesses have experienced either a total collapse in revenue or a drastic fall in same, and are now facing into an uncertain medium-term trading period.

The Roscommon People, your locally-owned, free community newspaper, calls on our loyal readers to support these great local SMEs by shopping local. This is critical in terms of retaining local jobs – and rebuilding our local economy.

We also urge the public to continue to adhere to all HSE/Government guidelines in the fight against Covid-19. Stay safe. #resilientroscommon #shoplocal #roscommonpeople