Shop Local this month17th August 2021 / Posted by Susannah Wilks
This month we’re reminded of the government’s #ShopLocalWeek promotional campaign that took place in August last year. During and since, many of CRP’s Business Improvement District (BID) partners have spearhead amazing interventions to support local High Streets.
In the words of Mike Cherry, the National Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses: “It’s vital now more than ever that we do what we can to support our local small businesses. The past few months have been among the most difficult that businesses have ever had and as we slowly reopen, the public can help by supporting their local businesses. Whether it’s your local grocer, decorators or florist, they all need the support of their communities in order to survive this crisis and thrive.”
Many of CRP’s Business Improvement District (BID) partners are spearheading amazing interventions to support local High Streets.
CRP worked with them recently to produce a Town Centre Futures report, funded by Transport for London, that made recommendations on how Town Centres and High Streets can take action to grow financially, sustainably and in-tune with local community needs.
Check out the environmental sustainability credentials of businesses in your local area using CRP’s Clean Air Villages Directory, funded by central government department Defra.
CRP is also supporting local retail outlets via Click Collect Clean Air. Put in your postcode to find shops local to your house where you can pick up delivery parcels, free of charge! You might pick up one or two extras from the shop while you’re there, plus the exercise you get walking there will mean less local miles driven by vans.
For any further communications support on #ShopLocal, please contact CRP Project Officer Rachael Aldridge.