This compares with only 20p if the same £1 is spent on line or with a national/international retailer, contributing at best £1.25 into the local economy.
If everyone in Buxton spent just £5 a month in an independent shop, that could mean an extra £6 million into Buxton’s economy.
We are looking for a team of people, ideally independent retailers themselves, who would set up and manage a ‘Totally Locally’ scheme or something similar for Buxton. Suxch a scheme would:–
- Increase the use of local shops and suppliers.
- Increase economic resilience.
- Reduce product miles – better for the environment.
- Raise awareness of the power of the choices we each make about where we spend.
If this is something you would like to be involved in please get in touch.