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Preparations hotting up for Newport's 'Independents Day' Saturday July 6 (24th June 2013)

Newport, Shropshire is preparing for yet another summer event, following hard on the heels of a great Carnival and Old Tyme Market!

Its Town Team is working hard to bring sheer shopping heaven, great fun and opportunities to explore the town in the company of experts on Saturday July 6 - as part of the national celebration of Independent  Retailer Month.

Union Jack 'goodie' bags are being feverishly filled by the volunteer team - bags full of discount offers, special deals and other surprises and a chance to win a £50 Waitrose voucher - so roll into town on July 6 to get your hands on one of these!

The  Newport History Society will be leading free guided walks of the town from the Heritage Centre next to Newport's fabulous half-timbered Guildhall, giving people an expert view of the town's history.

There will be a childrens' fairground ride in the Square and  face painting and other family fun, including a "Where's Wally" shop window competition - the winner of which will receive a Family Ticket for Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom.

At 'No 45',  there will be a chance to win a Cath Kidson bag and there will be many promotions in shops  up and down the High Street.

At Salter's Court there will be all kinds of demonstrations, baking, beauty and other activities - all designed to show off the best of the town.

Waitrose experts will be judging the town's shop windows on Friday July 5 - (and donating the prize!) - and the winner of the best dressed window will be presented with a cracking bottle of Champagne by the Mayor on Saturday July 6

So make sure you are in Newport on Saturday July 6 - explore, enjoy and SHOP at your local independent retailers - and keep your High Street alive and kicking!

More information from  - Karen Woodcock on 07973 385 929 or by email: