Christmas shopping is in full swing, and, as we urged on our front page last week, we hope you’re shopping local – at least partially – and taking advantage of the great offers in the Love Local campaign. There are some 50 or so businesses signed up for it, and they are the sort that give the town and town centre its uniqueness and lift it from the mundane. Support them and they will support you. The town’s food and gift fair is back on December 16 in Westborough, which is another added shopping attraction. And it was good to see the success of the first Scarborough Sparkle event at the Open Air Theatre. In fact it was such a success that the council is already looking forward to next year and asking traders to come forward if they want to take part. And we’re looking forward too ... to next year’s Scarborough Business Awards after the huge success of last week’s! If you think your business is a winner make sure you enter next year.
Steve Bambridge Deputy Editor