Chorley FM HQ
INDEPENDENT traders in Chorley are gathering together to encourage residents to shop local and spend their money where it will benefit the local community.
Businesses are being invited to a special meeting to discuss how the town can get behind a new ‘Totally Locally’ campaign to encourage people to use the many independent traders based in Chorley town centre.
The campaign has received the backing of Chorley’s Town Team and is being spearheaded by Victoria Garside, owner of Chocobella.
“Shopping habits are changing and if we want to have a vibrant town centre then we have got to shout about what we’ve got in Chorley and encourage people to spend time and money in their local shops,” said Victoria
“Chorley has some fantastic independent traders that offer something different and provide a much better shopping experience than you will find in the out of town centres.
“As independent traders we want to launch this new Totally Locally Chorley campaign to make sure people know what Chorley has to offer and encourage people to think twice about where they shop.”
Victoria, who has run her Chapel Street business for over two years is recruiting businesses to support the Totally Locally Chorley campaign and is inviting them all to a special meeting to discuss how independent traders can do their bit to get more people shopping in Chorley.
The Totally Locally Chorley campaign is all about getting people to shop local and understand the benefits of spending your money in your local town centre.
“If every adult in Chorley spent just £5 per week in their local independent shops, instead of online or at supermarkets, it would be worth an extra £29million per year going into the local economy,” said Victoria.
“By shopping local you are recycling money in the local area independent traders support other local businesses which in turn grows the community and the local economy, creating jobs for local people rather than seeing the money being taken out of Chorley and lining the pockets of the big national chains.
“If you take the time to look at what fantastic independent stores we’ve got from award winning butchers and bakers right through to the market traders, hardware stores and gift stores you can get pretty much everything you need in Chorley.
“Over 30 independent traders are already supporting the Totally Locally Chorley campaign so far and we’d love to see many more when we host the first meeting.”
The meeting for businesses will take place at Woodchats Coffee Shop on Thursday 8 September at 5.45pm.
All independent traders are invited to find out more and to pledge their support to the campaign.
For further information, contact Victoria Garside at Chocobella on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01257 460124.