Shoppers have been urge to buy local in the run-up to Christmas and in the New Year sales, by Hounslow Council.
Council Leader Steve Curran said: “Earlier this month we had Small Business Saturday which was a great success. And of course we also now have markets in Hounslow High Street, Brentford and Chiswick as part of our commitment to invest in Hounslow’s economy.
“It would be great to see this fantastic commitment by Hounslow consumers to continue to shop locally, not just for Christmas but throughout next year.”
And Cllr Curran reminded shoppers and traders that the council has made it free to park in all council car-parks on Christmas Eve.
He said: “It’s a small present to shoppers who may be struggling to make ends meet, so they can buy their loved ones that something extra special this Christmas.”