What is the purpose of Indie Durham City?

Indie Durham City is a campaign to support and promote independent shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and other businesses in Durham’s historic city centre as they emerge from the COVID-19 lockdown.

The project wants to help independent Durham businesses get, and market themselves, online – and grow the reputation of Durham city as a place that is full of interesting and distinctive small businesses.

Attracting more local people and visitors – and independent traders – into Durham city centre will help to grow the local economy, and make it easier for Durham to navigate all the changes that are taking place as big-name retailers depart Britain’s high streets.