Huntingdon is seein a massive redevelopment around Chequers Court & St Ives was recently rebranded as "The Old River Port" but will this all be in vain if we do not support them?
If we want to see a future for our shopping areas and market towns then you the customer have to buy local.
It is the independent shops that give an area it's character and they are worth supporting. In most high streets you have the usual suspects that you can find up and down the country, there is nothing stand out about them but these can often weather the storms of the changing economic climate, but not the independent trader who puts body & sould into their businesses.
We are lucky tht there are still independent businesses willing to take the risk, I was delighted when VK Gallery opened in St Ives and Hazelemere openend in Huntingdon, they are unique offering one offs and a personal service that some of the major stores can only dream of.
I am going to be hitting these high streets with my BUY LOCAL STICKERS & launching a buy local week in June.
It's thebestof's way of reminding locals that local businesses need local support.
Help me to help them by telling me who your loved and local businesses are together we can but the love back into our high streets.