If every person in the Leek area spent just £5 per week in their local independent shops, instead of online or at the big supermarkets, it would be worth an extra £4.1 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?
Totally Locally Leek is a traditional and vibrant market town on the edge of the Peak District. With a wealth of independent shops, cafes and pubs with regular weekly markets and weekend speciality markets including the award winning Sunday Supplement held on the first day of the month
Whoop!! Leek has been entered into the 2018 Great British High Street Awards and we need your help 🙂
We've been Runner up in the Telegraph's High Street of the Year, Winner of Town's Alive Business & Economy award and Won Aviva's Community Fund award, now let's aim for another one.
The bid is being coordinated by SMDC and the Visitor Services team and together we can put on a really strong submission for Leek
July 16th - 22nd is also High Streets Week and to start of our bid we can use Social Media to get the word out about what a great place we live and work in.
What do we need to do?
We just need to spread the word about what a great place Leek is - your favourite shops, the people who make the town what it is, the festivals, events, the live music scene, the history, what you bought today and why, why you moved to Leek, it all adds to our story.
It would be great if we could all incorporate the #myhighstreet and #loveleek in some of your posts and tag The GB High St and @totallylocallyleek. Also let Staffordshire Moorlands District Council social media team will be joining in as well so make sure you let them know about your stories and news as well.
We just need to spread the word about what a great place Leek is - your favourite shops, the people who make the town what it is, the festivals, events, the live music scene, the history, what you bought today and why, it all adds to our story. ... See MoreSee Less
The end of term is coming and tomorrow you can make your own thank you gifts and cards 🙂Join us tomorrow at our Krafty Kids drop-in session to make teacher's gifts and cards - 10.30am - 12noon. ... See MoreSee Less
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