Boost for local commerce

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Boost for local commerce
CONSUMER VOUCHERS: Agreement signed between Vera’s mayor and the Chamber of Commerce Photo credit: Vera town hall

VERA town hall and the Chamber of Commerce agreed to boost local commerce with Bonos al Consumo (Shopping  Vouchers).

The scheme will receive a €100,000 allocation from the town hall which will have an economic impact of €400,000, Vera’s mayor Jose Carmelo Jorge Blanco announced.

Consumers can acquire up to 10 of the €20 vouchers each week, but will only pay €150 instead of €200, as the town hall will make up the difference, Jorge Blanco explained.

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Shoppers will be able to use the vouchers in local businesses taking part in the scheme, said Vera’s Commerce councillor Ana Lourdes Ramirez.

“Over the next few days, establishments interested in joining the initiative can apply via the www.alcomercio.es website,” Ramirez announced.

“We are also organising an information meeting where we shall explain how to join by filling in an application form, although this will also be possible at the Vera Chamber of Commerce in Pasaje Armony,” the councillor added.


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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