Kidsgrove Councillor and Director of Kidsgrove Town Centre Community Interest Company Elliot Ashton has informed us about the Kidsgrove Christmas Challenge. This is the scheme that has been mentioned previously in our articles, however we have able to work out how it all works.
Elliot commented “The Independent Christmas Challenge is a National scheme mainly for children, the idea is to visit 10 of the 24 shops signed up in Kidsgrove and Butt Lane and collect a sticker from each, they then take the competed booklet (which we will be distributing to schools) to the library to collect a prize supplied by Tesco and a certificate and they can enter a free prize draw for a chance to win a boys or girls bike provided by Smithsons or one of two £50 cash prizes provided by ICL.”
It sounds like a scheme that can work if it can get Kidsgrove young residents and parents involved in shopping in Kidsgrove. I think everyone accepts that developing and improving Kidsgrove is going to take time and money.