Loyalty is why we #Love Ossett

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The people of Ossett are showing that they are among the most loyal in the county by signing up to a scheme that benefits the whole community.

Almost 500 people have bought an Ossett loyalty card since it was launched earlier this year.

And by buying a card it gives them a range of discounts from 91 businesses in the town - but also helps raise funds that will be ploughed back into the community.

The scheme is run by the OLC Community Interest Company and is run as a collective.

Debbie Squires runs Squires Family Deli in the town Centre and is part of the collective.

She said: “The scheme is for everyone and involves everyone in the town.

“The people of Ossett are already very loyal and the town’s strong sense of community is already helping this to work.”

The aim of the scheme is to keep people using all businesses based in Ossett.

Restaurants, bars, shops electricians and gardeners are just some of the businesses who have signed up and are offering discounts through the card.

Mrs Squires aid: “It is not just about businesses in the town centre it is for the whole of Ossett.

“If they are in Ossett then they are in.”

All the money raised through the scheme will go into a charity fund to benefit the community allowing community groups, schools or individuals to apply for grants to improve life in the town or attract more visitors.

Businesses pay £25 to join the loyalty scheme and the cards are on sale for £10 and give holders a range of discounts.

And The Express is giving its backing to the scheme.

Mrs Squires said that Jackie and Alan Dean of Alicia Mai Jewellers had played a key role in helping get the scheme started after seeing a similar scheme in Chapel Allerton.

After a social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter using #LoveOssett it became clear there was an appetite for the scheme.

She said: “There has been a lot of work to set the scheme up. But this scheme really is for everyone. It is about doing something for Ossett and for the future.”

For more information email: info@loveossett.com

Businesses signed up so far:

General

Alicia Mai

Amaryllis floral design

Busy Blooms

Gary Booth Shoe Repairs

House of Empress

JB’s Bike Repairs

Koi Kabin

Ossett DIY Centre

Ossett Tyre House

Ridings FM

Special Thoughts Gift Shop

The Flower Shop

Reptillia Ltd

Mollie and Doris

Excel Computer Solutions

Just Paw You

Spinning Yarns

Price Waste Services LTD

Speed Stitch

Spell Sports

Smart Signs

CPS Electrical

CPS Security

Hair and beauty

Annabelle’s Tanning & Beauty Salon

The Barbers Shop

Brown’s Hair Centre

Hair:One

Rainbow Nails

Venus

Zest Tanning & Beauty

Connextions Hair Design

LA FEMME

Food and Drink

Bank Street Cafe

42 Bar & Bistro

Barracuda Fisheries

Cafe Vie - The Bakers Shop

Cake Castle

Casey’s

De-Lish

Dickinsons Sandwiches

Dimple Well Lodge Hotel

The George

Squires Family Deli

JB’s Cafe Bistro

Sandra’s Cabbage Patch

The Mews Hotel

Star of India

Yeanon Cafe

Silkwood Farm

Richmonds Butchers

Saporito

The Co-operative Food

(There will be a prize draw for Card Holders every month)

Health body and Mind

Date Opticians

Karen Black Physiotherapy

Our Physio Ltd

Local Health & Fitness

Fashion and Bridal

THE BOX

Capretti

Carl Stuart

Celebrations Bridal House

Pulse

Childrens/ Sport & Leisure Activities

Crafty Owls

Create Ossett

Deanos

Ossett Martial Arts

Ossett Town F.C. & Kelly’s Sports Bar

Ossett Albion F.C.

Ossett Albion Juniors F.C.

Reptillia LTD

Affinity Swim

Furry Friends Forever

Primary Sports / Funtastic

Spell Sports

Silkwood Farm

Ossett RUFC

A Star Dance & Fitness

Business Services

Excel Computer Solutions

OJ Health & Safety Solutions LTD

SOS 4 BIZNIZ

AEM Systems

Speed Stitch

Smart Signs

Home: Interiors/Property/Management

Asquith Homes

Dean Auterfield Flooring LTD

Interiosity

Mollie & Doris

Sit, Relax & Sleep

The Curtain Shop

Ewemove (Ossett & Horbury)

PGS - Philip’s Gardening Services

Boiler & Bathroom Company

KOOKY BLUE

CPS Electrical

CPS Security