MELKSHAM Town Council launches its first ever Support Local campaign.

It joined forces with ShopAppy to encourage people to love local Melksham businesses by participating in a year-long campaign, declaring 2020 to be the year to Support Local. It is a social media-driven campaign.

David McKnight, economic development manager at the council, said: "The event went really and it helps businesses build relations. This first event was about Valentine's day goods highlighting the variety and quality of using town shops It gave people the chance to get personalised advice which you can't get online so it was very well received.

"Businesses have approached us to take part when we pick another day to do one.

"Our up and coming one for spring will feature letting agents and estate agents helping then as well as Melksham businesses that want to take part."