Broadhursts Bookshop on Market Street in Southport town centre. Photo by Annie O'Garra Worsley

By Andrew Brown, Stand Up For Southport 

Do you enjoy shopping, eating and going out locally in Southport? 

Do you love to support local businesses? 

They need your support now more than ever. The cost of living crisis and inflation has pushed costs up and they really need their customers – both old and new! 

Two years ago we set up Stand Up For Southport as a way of shouting out loud about our town and we are very grateful that so many of you have now joined our community. 

Please join us in shouting out about the very best of Southport – it takes seconds to do and it’s free! 

I love this Tweet that was posted today by Annie O’Garra Worsley after a visit to Broadhurst’s Bookshop on Market Street in Southport town centre. 

She posted: 

“One of the loveliest independent book shops anywhere. The utterly fabulous @BroadhurstBooks in Southport. 

“Here’s Grandpa (@rgworsley) and baby Arthur leading the rush to the best book displays anywhere…

“Thank you everyone for looking after us so well!” 

We’d love to see more social media posts and reviews like this. Lots more! 

So if you are in Southport and you visit a shop where you receive great service; a restaurant where you enjoy a superb meal; a cafe where you sit back with a delicious coffee and cake; a hotel or guest house where you have a great stay – please follow Annie’s lead and let people know! 

There are too many moaners in this world, who are quick to criticise on social media. They can cause untold damage to local businesses working hard to survive during challenging times. Don’t be that person! 

If you visit somewhere in Southport that people should know about, please spread the word. 

It’s so easy and quick to do: 

  • Post about them in our Stand Up For Southport Facebook group to 22,000 local people 
  • Post a Tweet or post on Instagram or Facebook about your experience 
  • Leave a positive review on Trip Advisor, Facebook or Google 
  • Let the business owners know you appreciated your visit 
  • Tell all your friends! 

Let’s get right behind our local businesses. 

Let’s get the word out about just how good they are, not just locally, but as far and wide as we can. 

Southport is only going to be as good as we all make it – a little bit of positivity from us all really can go a long way. 

#StandUpForSouthport #Southport #ShopLocal #EatLocal #ChooseLocal 

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