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Support local in West Northamptonshire

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Residents and visitors to West Northamptonshire can now download the new Explore WN App or visit the Explore WN website to discover everything West Northamptonshire has to offer.

West Northamptonshire is a unique place for everyone to enjoy, offering a high quality of life and a vibrant offer for residents, visitors and the whole family to enjoy. We implore everyone to think local and support West Northamptonshire small businesses all year round. According to Government, there are eight reasons to shop local:

  1. Help the high street and support the local economy
    Shopping at local businesses pumps money into the local economy, and by spending money in their local shop, restaurant, café or pub, shoppers can do their bit to aid our national recovery across the country
  2. Save jobs – and create even more
    Supporting our high streets creates jobs in local communities, supporting often young and disadvantaged people to find employment. Helping to grow the number of jobs in our local areas makes for a better place to live and work, which then creates a healthy economy for the community
  3. Great deals
    People might be surprised to see just how competitive the prices are in your local shops. Independent retailers often reward regular customers, while others often provide great deals that can’t be found in major outlets – meaning people save money as they spend
  4. A safe way to shop
    Businesses across the country have been following government guidance and implementing a range of measures to ensure people are safe while they shop, such as customer limits inside the store, plastic partitions at tills and hand sanitizing stations
  5. Preserving the heart of the community
    A thriving high street is key to boosting the potential of a village or town where people can socialise as well as shop. Local businesses also generate revenue to support council services such as libraries, parks and roads that benefit communities across the UK
  6. Spoilt for choice
    Small and local businesses often stock items which are made locally and aren’t available elsewhere else, providing a great range of choice and unique products that bring much-needed originality and variety into communities – including rare finds and items that aren’t mass produced
  7. A better shopping experience
    Small businesses are often run by people who live nearby. As the UK continues to recover from the pandemic, the experience of buying locally from a friendly face offers a dose of normality that many people may have missed
  8. Help the environment
    Local shops often source their goods locally, helping to reduce their carbon footprint. When shopping local, people are also more likely to walk or cycle to get there – doing their bit to reduce air pollution, reduce traffic and improve the quality of the nation’s high streets

Follow @WNorthantsBiz on Twitter for local information on events and initiatives. Remember, you can support local businesses by following them on social media, leaving reviews praising their services and most importantly, through effective word of mouth. We want everyone in West Northamptonshire to thrive and supporting the local economy benefits the entire community.

Last updated 27 January 2023