This from Lesley Mac Makes…….
You’ve probably heard the phrase “buy local” countless times and may have even seen the slogan emblazoned on store windows, but have you ever thought about what it actually means?
Buying local provides an economic boost for the local community.
In fact, when people buy local, twice the amount of money stays in the community compared to areas where people buy imported goods…..
A thriving high street is key to boosting the potential of a village or town where people can socialise as well as shop.
Small and local businesses often stock items which are made locally and aren’t available elsewhere thus 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.
You’ll get a better shopping experience
Small businesses are often run by people who live nearby. As we continue to recover from the pandemic, the experience of buying locally from a friendly face offers a bit of normality that many people may have missed.
And you’ll 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.
So …. with Christmas just 45 days away…. start planning and thinking about a local Christmas by helping out your local community x