Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Independents' Day

On 4th July across the country, the public will be encouraged to buy at least one item from their local, independent shop to keep the high street alive.

Skillsmart Retail and the National Skills Academy for Retail have teamed up with independent retail and trade associations around the country to encourage the public to celebrate diversity on the high street and support their local, independent retailer - on 4th July.

I found out about this by chance when I spoke to one of my ‘informants’ at the Town Hall last Friday. But since the council support for Business Partnerships has been withdrawn it has been a bit difficult to find any more local information. Nothing on Redbridge-i that I could find and whilst the “council backs local business” on the front page of the latest edition of Redbridge Life, no mention in there either.

Thank heavens for the internet and Google.

That wraps up the current series on transport, walking and the High Street. The next post will be on something completely different – possibly….

1 comment:

  1. May I strongly recommend taking something (doesn't have to be shoes - he's mended a vinyl bag for me before) to be repaired by Mick and his assistant at Forest Shoe Repairs on Barkingside High Street, 147a High Street, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex, IG6 2AR, which is the Co-op end.

    They are genius, take a lot of pride in their job and the prices bring a smile to your face. No job too small in my experience.

    Those people really know the meaning of reduce, reuse, recycle.