What Totally Locally Is – And What It Isn’t! Deeeeeep Breath……. It’s a Toolkit not a magic wand It’s not a magic wand where you just fill in & print out some flyers and banners, and your town will get busy. It’s a tool kit. And like any tool kit, it’s only as good as […]
The Launch of Totally Locally in Blackwood, South Australia was a huge success, so much so that their local MP, Sam Duluk, delivered this fantastic speech in State Parliament. I was lucky to meet Jonathan & Heather, who brought the campaign to Blackwood, when I was over in Australia in April, and what fantastic and […]
As Totally Locally takes off more in Australia, I’m working in South Australia with towns and groups on loads of different projects, including creating an identity for your town, engaging communities, workshops with groups on how to bring vibrancy to their town, and the launch of two Totally Locally towns – Kapunda on the edge […]
We thought we’d start to keep you up to date with a few of the things going on in some of the Totally Locally Towns. Around 150 people have turned out in Crickhowell High Street in Powys to oppose plans to convert a pub in the High Street into a convenience store. Around 1,500 have […]
Lets be honest – no one is going to get excited about a Loyalty Card are they?…… Here’s a little video to explain why disloyalty is the new black. It looks like this Here’s a pdf >> disloyalty card And Here’s the Indesign Files>> disloyalty card Indesign Files Bish, and indeed, Bosh.
One of the things we see with towns that go Totally Locally is a noticeable increase in pride in the town. This makes sense, we’re opening peoples eyes to the great things in their town, the wonderful shops and the impact that they can have by spending a little bit of their money each week […]
(Original article in The Scarborough Comet) It’s always hard to explain the concept of Totally Locally, as there are so many threads. You are probably familiar with the £5 Message, but there is a lot more going on underneath that. And it’s all to do with economics – please don’t switch off, it’s not boring, […]
One of the things we say with Totally Locally is be a tourist in your own town. And I have to say it’s a long time since I did this. Today I had an hour in my home town of Halifax, West Yorkshire. And I decided to practice what we preach.
There are so many anti supermarket campaigns at the moment and it made me think. If the supermarket isn’t profitable shareholders would shut it down. They would leave, and the town would go back to how it was. The aisles would be empty, the staff would be twiddling their thumbs and no ready meals would be […]
I’m back in England, after what was a crazy time talking Totally Locally in Australia & visiting in New Zeakand, I now realise it was a bit much to try & write the trip up as I went along. The schedule I had was very hectic, and down time was pretty rare! So here’s a […]