Dudley Council is urging borough residents to help local businesses bounce back from the coronavirus crisis – by shopping locally.
Non-essential retail shops have begun re-opening this week as part of measures to gradually ease the lockdown announced by the government.
And borough residents have been urged by council bosses to support their local town centres, where measures have been put in place to maintain social distancing and ensure safety.
Free parking remains available on all council-owned car parks.
The call comes as part of The Dudley Deal, an informal agreement between the council and anyone who lives, works or runs a business in the borough.
It has three strands and one of them – the Business Deal – urges residents to do their bit by buying local where possible to help the economy. In turn, the council promises to support business start-up and growth, cut red tape and make it easier than ever for residents to support local businesses.