"I was shocked to learn that closing shop doors in winter reduces energy usage and carbon emissions by up to 50%. Indeed, it is incredibly frustrating that so much energy has been wasted simply by leaving doors open. I am impressed by the Close the Door campaign, which has encouraged many people to take and support such a common-sense way of saving energy and money. I hope that many others will join the campaign."
Cllr Neil Laurenson, (Green) Worcester City Council
"I am very happy to be supporting the Close the Door campaign which encourages shops to save money and carbon emissions just by closing their doors. It's amazing that something so simple as closing shop doors in winter can reduce energy usage and carbon emissions by up to 50%. I hope that more shops in Worcester take notice of the campaign and I will actively promote it to shops in my division."
Cllr Matthew Jenkins, (Green) Worcestershire County Council
"Surprisingly simple steps that cost nothing yet save the earth! Close the Door campaign is common sense and encourages businesses to avoid unnecessary energy loss which not only helps save the ££££ but the environment as well."
Cllr Jabba Riaz, (Labour) Worcester City Council
"I was aware of the Close the Door initiative and whole heartly support it. It is a simple energy saving measure that is good for the environment and good for business. I am pleased to see that so many Worcester shops have signed up to this. Close the Door and Open for Business!"
Cllr Lynn Denham (Labour) Worcester City Council
"What a sensible idea! I am totally in support of this idea. I am quite happy too push a door rather than waste all this energy!"
Cllr Chris Cawthorne (Labour) Worcester City Council
"Yes, I agree it is a very sensible thing to do. Not only is it good for the environment and climate change, but it will also keep the shops' costs (and hopefully also prices) down, so it is a win-win situation. I appreciate that it needs to be a sustained long-term effort but, in the course of time, if shop assistants keep the doors closed whenever possible, they will then be in a position to ask customers to do the same thing. After all, the onus is as much on the customer as the shop assistant"
Cllr Alan Amos (Independent) Worcester City Council, The Right Worshipful, The Mayor of Worcester
Participating Retailers 2015
Broad Street: AT Computers, Kitsons, Little Puds, Indy Mobility, Rohan, The Cotton Reel
Charles Street: Computer Solutions
College Street: Anglian Windows, Music 47
Copenhagen Street: Ginger Pig Cafe
Friar Street: Insitu, Jumping Clay, Mac & Jac's Cafe, Pockets, The Handmade Scotch Egg Company, Wish 2 B Different
High Street: Boots, Costa Coffee, EE, M&S
Mealcheapen Street: Acanthus, Dominic Tunnell, Good Life Barbering, Specs Express
New Street: Chocolate Deli, Cranes Music, Four Leaf Clothing, Gallery Candles, House of Dogs, Papa's Caffe
Pump Street: EE, Get Connected
Reindeer Court: Embrace, Hide N Geek
Sidbury: Skellerns Motorcycles
St Martin's Quarter: Costa Coffee
The Cross: Costa Coffee
The Foregate: Individual Tailoring
The Shambles: Argos, M&S
The Tything: Command Post, Dream Doors, On Bike Ltd, Rox Folly, Swedish Grey
To get in touch with the Worcester campaign, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!