A directory of local businesses offering home deliveries or collection of groceries and takeaway food has been relaunched.

Purple Pages was created by Folkestone & Hythe District Council (F&HDC) back in May during the first national lockdown to encourage people to keep shopping local – with a number of traders registering for the online platform.

With the reintroduction of COVID-19 restrictions from central government, the directory has been brought back to promote the fantastic services still being provided by our businesses.

Cllr David Wimble, F&HDC Cabinet Member for the District Economy, said: “Purple Pages helps support the local economy even when we are staying at home to help protect our community.

“The directory was a well-used resource during the first lockdown, and local businesses were pleased by the response it got from regular customers as well as new ones.

“Many of the businesses had not operated a takeaway or collection service before this year, so we are delighted to support their eagerness to succeed and support our community during these strange times.”

Purple Pages was named to reflect the colour of the F&HDC logo, and the variety of businesses included may be added to in the future depending on take-up.

For more information about how to be included, visit www.folkestone-hythe.gov.uk/supportlocal/purplepages . If you registered during the first lockdown and your circumstances/contact details have changed, please email communications@folkestone-hythe.gov.uk  with your revised information.

By Ed

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