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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Love Milford Week is coming

Anyone who lives in, or visits, Milford on Sea will know what fabulous place it is to be. So, what better than to spend a week celebrating what makes the village so special!

Love Milford Week will take place from Monday 16th to Sunday 22nd February 2015 and then bi-annually between Food Week years.

The community event has been timed to coincide with School Half Term, to be close to Valentine’s Day and to boost trade for our village shops, artisan makers and home businesses.

For a village of just 5000 people, we are fortunate to have such a wonderful array of things we can buy in the village, and we would love for people to take the time to discover just what they can buy locally ...you may be very pleasantly surprised!

Love Milford Week has 4 clear objectives:
1. To boost trade for village shops, artisans and small businesses
2. To promote all Milford on Sea has to offer to local people
3. To attract visitors to explore and enjoy our village
4. To create a week of fun and discovery for all

So, core to Love Milford Week is the 'Shopping Challenge'. We are challenging everyone to only shop in the village during Love Milford Week. - No visits to large chain stores or supermarkets, no cheating, just spending time showing the shops you love them.

Many of our village shops will be running promotions to entice you throughout the week, giving you another great reason to stay out of your car and to enjoy shopping around the village. Our local artisan makers and home businesses will also be involved in events where you can see and buy their goods.

Love Milford Week will also promote a week of ‘Dining Out’, with the restaurants and caf├ęs putting on something special for you to enjoy each day, so time to leave your kitchen and to savour the pleasure of eating in the village!

The week-end brings an array of events celebrating the variety of interests in the village.

We will have Kids Day for our young people to have a good time, various village events & shows featuring village artisans and home businesses (Covering: Craft Makers, Local Produce, Gardening & Sustainability, and Artists & Authors). To add to the fun, we aim to have village musicians busking on the village green, and a Classic Car Show to draw more people into the village. As the Love Milford Week develops more activities may also follow.

To ensure the week is a true celebration, we will also have a full weekend of evening entertainment shows to let your hair down!

All events can be found at: www.lovemilfordweek.org, please keep visiting as full details of all events will be continually updated.

Love Milford Week will see all areas of the community celebrating the village and all it has to offer - So, get the dates in your diary, and prepare to exclusively shop in the village for a week!

Love Milford Week
www.lovemilfordweek.org


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