Representing over 50 Independent High Streets & Towns across the UK, plus towns in Australia, New Zealand, France, USA & Canada. Est. 2010

ABOUT TOTALLY LOCALLY

Totally Locally is something special.

It started out as a small idea in the North of England and has grown into a multi-award-winning worldwide movement. Groups of volunteers in towns and areas use the our Town Kit, following guidelines and using templates and a full event strategy, and use it to make their town a stronger, more vibrant & resilient place.  And all we ask in return in that if they come up with a new idea, it is shared with everyone else.

There is now a network of Totally Locally Towns across the world, sharing ideas, working together and making a difference to their independent businesses.

It works. It has been proven from Yorkshire to London to New Zealand.  A new vibrancy, a spirit of cooperation, and a better Independent High Street.

NATIONAL FIVER FEST

We run the very great FIVER FEST 3 times a year. It’s a big celebration of the small businssses and shops that make up the high streets and communities across the UK that make our towns special.

This October we are thrilled to have over 100 towns taking part! Thousands of businesses putting on £5 special deals, promoting each other and, quite frankly, getting a little over excited!

 Our message – spending just £5 per week in your local independent shops and businesses makes a huge difference to your town or High Street!

And even better – this Fiver Fest is supported by Visa, helping us to push the message even further!

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE.

Warrington Market Fiver Fest

OUR NEW PROJECT – YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT HIGH STREETS – ONLINE

We believe the future of our independent high streets is a mixture of bricks & mortar businesses and an online presence.

Government research shows that people want to support their local towns & buinesses, but in these restrictive times 67% of them want to check online what is on sale, before they even set foot in a shop! Times are changing.

So this is our solution. Your town’s local businesses all in one place on its own site, where you can browse your local businesses (just like on your real high street) buy from multiple shops with one payment at checkout, then choose click & collect or a delivery option.

Towns are now signing up, with the first, Hebden Bridge  launched with businesses uploading their product. September.

We have a waiting list of over 30 towns, so your town may be coming soon!

for an overview visit >> www.totallylocally.shop 

OR TO VISIT THE FIRST SITE (HEBDEN BRIDGE) CLICK HERE>>

MORE TOWNS GOING LIVE VERY SOON

A SET OF POSTERS TO HELP YOU RE-OPEN YOUR BUSINESS AFTER LOCKDOWN

FREE TO DOWNLOAD HERE >>

MOST POSTERS YOU SEE ABOUT SOCIAL DISTANCING ARE A BIT ‘SHOUTY’, AREN’T THEY?! YOU MUST or YOU MUST NOT (wagging finger type)..

AND THAT’S THE LAST THING THAT PEOPLE WANT AT THE MOMENT. SO HERE A SET OF POSTERS TO GET THE MESSAGES  ACROSS IN A KIND, UNDERSTANDING VOICE. IT’S NICE TO BE NICE… FREE TO DOWNLOAD HERE >>

The Totally Locally Town Kit includes everything you need to run a successful campaign to help re-invigorate your High Street.

From how to get a first meeting together, printable ‘House Rules’, posters, print templates, links to open-source peer groups, lots of “how To’s” and much more.

 

To apply for the Town Kit, you must agree to some basic rules & requirements.

  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO>>  

 

THE FAMOUS £5 MESSAGE. IT STARTED HERE

The simplest of messages. Spend £5 a week in your local independent shops & businesses and it adds up to a huge impact for your local economy. 

 

This message (which we started way back in 2010) has been adapted & adopted across the world.

    READ MORE >>  

FREE RESOURCES

FREE STUFF FOR YOU TO DOWNLOAD, WHETHER YOU ARE DOING THE WHOLE TOTALLY LOCALLY SHEBANG OR NOT. 

We understand that to start a whole Totally Locally campaign can feel a bit daunting.  So we put together some free resources to print out & display. 

  CLICK FOR FREE STUFF  

BEFORE YOU START…..

LITTLE THINGS YOU CAN DO

TO MAKE YOUR TOWN BETTER

(as a shopper & a business owner)

 

  CLICK TO READ  

2 SIMPLE EXPLANATIONS OF HOW LOCAL ECONOMICS WORKS

– THE FOUNDATION OF ALL THAT IS ON THIS SITE!

 APPLY FOR THE TOTALLY LOCALLY TOWN KIT LICENCES

Please read through this site before committing to going Totally Locally. It’s essential for you to understand the concept of it all. It’s not a silver bullet, it needs some key ingredients to work.

After that: Click here to apply for a licence for your town>>

We have managed to make a huge impact on towns & high streets by sheer hard work, activating communities & clever ideas. We are looking for backers, partners and supporters to increase the reach & breadth of our work. If you think you or your organisation are the right fit for us & you would like to discuss: 

email info@totallylocally.org

If you are a Council or Local Authority, Board or Trust, looking at re-invigorating your High Street, Borough, Towns or Region we can work with you to create a bespoke campaign.

With over 7 years of working on Independent High Streets, towns & markets, regions, even historic buildings, we have a wealth of experience in Place Branding & Place Making, & in-depth knowledge on how to get people to start supporting their local economy. We know our stuff! And we’ve got awards to prove it.

Our speciality is connecting people to place – through a clever combination of brand, insightful marketing, social projects, placemaking, encouraging co-working and, most importantly, creating a sustainable campaign to keep it all going after we have left. For more information contact:   info@thegoodco.co.uk

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