It’s time to give Ashton town centre businesses some love and show how important our independent businesses are. During the pandemic many have stepped up the quality and service on offer to support their customers the best way possible with flexible opening or delivery services.  2022 will be another challenging year and it is still important to shop local and support the many unique and varied businesses we have. Ashton Town Team is encouraging shoppers and visitors to ‘Love Ashton’ in their current campaign whether it be for shopping, events or even some of the important elements of local history. Inside Ashton Market Hall you’ll find information about the Market Charter and there’s a wealth of heritage information at the Tameside Local Studies And Archive Centre located at Cotton Street East in the town.

As Spring beckons, it is a time for ladies to freshen up their wardrobe with something from the new designerwear collections from Ashton’s independent business Decisions Ladieswear. Located in Fletcher Square the shop offers incredible new season ranges from Frank Lyman, Marble, Dolcezza and the popular Robell trousers.

Fresh flowers can make such a difference in the home, and you can pick up a beautiful bouquet from Jacky’s Floral Designs on Ashton Market Ground. With Valentine’s Day getting closer you can express your love with a wonderful living gift of flowers for that special person in your life.  Jacky’s Floral Designs are also able to create bespoke arrangements for all occasions from birthdays, weddings, anniversaries to remembering a loved one with a personal touch.

Home to many businesses over the years Market Avenue continues the tradition of hosting quality independent businesses offering something unique in the town centre. Sincerely Yours has occupied three locations on The Avenue and has become a popular choice for balloons, cards and gifts. If you have a party or celebration Julie can create something special from decorations to bespoke balloon creations.

Still on  The Avenue you can purchase beautiful shoes and handbags from New Shu that continues the tradition of quality footwear in the town centre established by Meeks family. With popular continental brands that include Carmela and Menbur joining the more familiar labels like Lotus, Lunar and Van Dal plus you’ll see brands on trend too like XTi.

On your next visit to Ashton take a stroll down Market Avenue, drop into the Market Hall, check out Fletcher Square and you’ll be impressed by the variety of businesses and more importantly, the warm and safe welcome from these independent local traders.

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