We are again encouraging local shopping this Christmas and our new group on facebook is a great place to start. Featuring great gift ideas, seasonal jobs, events, festive offers and much more... Joining is easy, you are just a click away - just CLICK HERE Shops Share your posts with our community to showcase what you can offer in the run up to Christmas. Just click to join and start posting. Shoppers Join the group and start shopping from the brilliant array of facilities in town. Not everyone is on the High Street so it's a great place to find one off, unique gifts to send with love this Christmas. Why shop local? We are back to the old 'use them or lose them' slogan. Here's just a few great reasons to shop local:
Money spent with local businesses stays in the community at a much higher percentage. That's keeping your hard earned money in your own town!
Local businesses produce more income, jobs, and tax revenues for local regions.
Local businesses keep neighborhoods vibrant and unique.
Shopping local is good for the environment, often reducing the need to ship products from thousands of miles away.
Finally, there's the obvious. Local businesses are fundamentally tied into the future of their communities and do things like donate more money to local causes and events.