BUSINESS owners in a Whitburn street are pleading with local shoppers to pay them a visit.
Traders in North Guards told councillors their businesses are often overlooked by people visiting the village.
Ward councillors Peter Boyack, Tracey Dixon and Sylvia Spraggon joined the council’s economic growth team on a walkabout of village shops, and paid special attention to those on North Guards.
Coun Dixon said: “We are committed to helping local traders, and are working with the economic growth team to see what can be done to increase trade in the area.
“We hope residents will support the businesses here on their doorstep and visitors will enjoy the range of shops Whitburn has to offer, not just on East Street, but in North Guards.”
Coun Boyack said: “Whitburn is a picturesque village, which attracts lots of visitors as they head to the coast. If they venture off the main street and have a good browse, they will see there is much more on offer.”
Coun Spraggon added: “We were delighted to meet with the local businesses, hear their views and offer our support. We’re keen to help promote North Guards as a wonderful little shopping street.”
Louise South, owner of Pawz and Clawz pet supplies, said: “When the Post Office recently moved, we noticed fewer shoppers coming to the area. We just want to remind people we are here.”
Sophie Dagg, who runs La Belle Amie fashion boutique and nail bar, said: “Any help to increase trade is much appreciated, especially with me having a new business.”