AN EASTER egg hunt is being launched in Mold to help independent traders.
The hunt, part of the Enjoy an Independent Easter campaign, is aimed at encouraging people to shop in town centres and support independent retailers.
The hunt, which will start on Saturday, March 23, will follow a route passing through a number of independent stores.
As participants move through the hunt, which will continue until Sunday, April 14, they will receive stickers which can be swapped for an easter egg at the end of the route.
Sue Black, owner of Aphrodyte in Wrexham Street, Mold, said: “By working together we hope to raise the profile of the smaller independent traders in the town.
“The Easter Egg Hunt is a fun way children and families can find out more about the great opportunities afforded by shopping local.
“To participate, just visit any of the shops in Mold displaying the special ‘Indie Easter Egg Hunt’ posters and the retailer will explain the rest and provide a hunt map.”
Mold has a vacancy rate of six per cent, which compares well to the 14 per cent national average, but the trading climate is still described as “fragile”.
Mold town manager Dave Hill, said: “Mold has more than 50 per cent of its shops and businesses independently owned.
“It’s one of the key attractors to the town alongside our successful street market and we are lucky to have such a wide and varied retail offer.”