If every person in the Blackwood area spent just $10 per week in their local independent shops, instead of online or at the big supermarkets, it would be worth an extra $10.6 million a year going into the local economy. Which means more jobs, better facilities & a nicer place for us all to live. Makes you think doesn’t it?
LocalECoupons.co.uk is a new solution that allows local retailers to compete with the major brands and multi-nationals that are dominating high streets all over the UK.
With no contracts, and a small monthly charge of just £10.00, any retailer can create coupons and special offers to encourage more customers through their door with no limits on the number that can be produced each month. Retailers are given the tools and flexibility that they need to offer the compelling discounts that have so long been the domain of the global brands that now dominate every town and city.
By placing the ability to compete back in the hands of the local retailer, LocalECoupons.co.uk will breath new life and variety back into your local high streets.
Sign up to LocalECoupons.co.uk for more details on how it works.
If a bushfire, flood, extreme storm or cyclone happened right now, would you know what to do? Take this quick, Red Cross questionnaire and see how ready you are for an emergency. CLICK HERE TO START: prepare.redcross.org.au/plan.
You could even win 1 of 5 shortwave emergency radios with an LED torch. It will help keep you informed in an emergency.
Great initiative to encourage and support our young volunteers - closing date for applications is 21 July. ... See MoreSee Less
Are you a volunteer aged 25 or under? Do you study, or are you planning to? Applications are now open for the Young Volunteer Scholarships. If successful, we’ll give you up to $3k to put towards course fees or textbooks. Apply by 21 July at www.ofv.sa.gov.au/youngvolunteerscholarships
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) will be undertaking essential maintenance works on the Belair line between Millswood and Blackwood stations, between 1.30am and 5.30am Sunday 25 June to Friday 30 June.
You may feel low-level vibration and hear noise from rail equipment and vehicles, including reversing beepers which cannot be switched off.
No full road closures are planned and traffic management will be put in place as required. There will be no impact on public transport services during these works.
More detailed information at: www.dpti.sa.gov.au/worksnotifications.
If you're free tomorrow morning, why not find out a bit about our local history - and have a cup of tea too! ... See MoreSee Less
Will we have the pleasure of your company for morning tea tomorrow? The Watchman House History Research & Community Facility will be open to visitors from 9am till noon. You'll find us at 360 Main Rd, Coromandel Valley adjacent to the Winns Road intersection, and you are very welcome to drop in.🌞
What is Totally Locally?
Totally Locally is an award-winning social enterprise and shop local movement. We support independent retailers with a free branding and marketing campaign for their town. Teams of volunteers use the campaign to promote the value of local shopping, celebrate their high street, create community events, and ultimately lift their local economy. Totally Locally is more than a shop local campaign, it’s about working together to lift a whole town.
Since we put the Town Kit online in November 2012, Totally Locally has gone crazy. It’s in over 50 towns in the UK and many in Australia and New Zealand, with loads more telling us they are starting it in their town.
It’s about people power. Totally locally has inspired huge local markets (one which included beach huts placed though a town!), co working, Pop Up shops, Sunday openings in towns where it never happened, award winning events, produce swaps and much more. It’s up to you. And when people do something great we ask that they share the knowledge and give it away to all the other towns. That way we all thrive.
If you’d like your town to go Totally Locally get in touch here