Shop Local – Encouraging People to Shop Locally to Keep Our High Streets Alive
Shop Local was started by The Stonehenge Chamber of Trade as an awareness campaign. To highlight when money is spent in local shops run by local people a much higher percentage of that money would be reinvested locally.
- To promote independent bricks and mortar businesses owned by people in the community.
- To encourage shoppers to redirect some of the money they would normally spend in the supermarket to local shops and help keep the money they spend in the local economy.
- To help keep the local economy and high streets alive.
What is Shop Local and how do I join?
Shop Local is a scheme that encourages people to quite simply shop local and help to keep our high streets alive. There are several participating businesses in and around Amesbury and Durrington.
Pick up a card and each time you use one of the participating businesses get your card stamped. Once you have collected ten stamps hand back your card to be entered into the monthly draw and a chance to win £100 cash. The draw takes place on the 28th of each month and you can enter as many completed cards as you like.
You can hand your completed card into any participating business and hold onto those incomplete cards simply entering them when all ten stamps collected.
Shop Local FAQs
What is Shop Local?
A way of encouraging people to shop locally and the chance to enter a monthly draw to win £100 cash!
Why should I shop locally?
There are many benefits to shopping locally including saving time and money as well as doing your bit for the environment – prices in local shops not only compare favourably with big chains but are often cheaper. Produce in local shops is also more likely to be genuinely local, not having been redirected to a central distribution warehouse – saving both money and food miles.
The Chamber does not want to discourage people using supermarkets and big chains altogether as there is a place for everyone and national retailers play an important part in the vibrancy of our high streets. However, it would encourage you to think local when shopping and help keep our high streets alive with a variety of offering.
Research has shown that for every £1 spent with a local supplier, 76p was reinvested into the local economy, compared to only 36p if it is spent out of the area. In addition, money spent with an online only store nothing goes back to the local community!
Where Can I Get My Card Stamped?
You can get your card stamped at the following shops:
- Amesbury Autocare
- Amesbury Community Shop
- Amesbury Filling Station
- Amesbury Printing Co Ltd
- Avon Security Ltd
- Bawden Contracting Services Ltd
- Cholderton Charlies
- Harless Fish & Chips
- Kingman Traditional Butchers
- King’s Arms
- PPS Computer
- Spire Flooring
- The Geoge Hotel
Durrington, Larkhill & Bulford
- Bits & Pieces
- JK Carpets and Flooring Ltd
Are you a shopkeeper or business owner who would like to join?
For more information and to get involved please Contact Stonehenge Chamber of Trade by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org