I spent some time chatting with my friend Amy Harbour, who was one of the very first people to take Totally Locally to heart. Back in 2010, Amy ran a Haberdashery(!) in Hebden Bridge. I walked into the shop with this little idea that I thought no one would understand, and she got it straight […]
Totally Locally, Chris Sands & Leek featured on BBC1 national News. It compares Doncaster Council who spent £50 million on the High Street ( they have done a good job) with Totally Locally’s Grassroots, low budget approach. Leek has seen shop vacancy rates drop from 17% to 3%.
We are chuffed to announce our Independent Bookshop Manifesto. The High Street revival in the UK is being spearheaded by amazing local bookshops, with a fresh approach to retail, and a unique connection to communities.
The Totally Locally Time template is part of the Town Kit. It’s been used by a few towns, but Totally Locally Shipston on Stour have really taken it to heart! They have printed & released 5 issues. And each one is packed with really interesting stuff. There are some standard articles with the paper templates, […]
Emma from Totally Locally Crickhowell was interviewed this week on the BBC Breakfast Show about winning High Street of the Year Award & High Street Hero Award 2019. She is a complete star.
And guess what. When people did make an effort to spend that fiver, they found that they liked the experience, found that things weren’t as expensive as they thought, and often much better quality. So they ended up spending more. In the area I live, this simple message had an immediate effect. And it has […]
When you launch Totally Locally in your town, it’s best to think about an event to help people & businesses focus on the whole idea and also to give press, radio & TV something to hang an article on. It makes sense too, in the fact that if you are handing out flyers about the […]
The kit has all the marketing material you will need. Templates for Posters, Manifestos, newspapers, tote bags, banners, badges, launch invites, House Rules, Thank You slips, and much more. It also contains full guidelines on how to run things – from first meetings to events to getting together and creating new ideas. It even has […]
….. and my big maths mistake! Totally Locally is a campaign run in many towns across the UK and around the world (from France to Australia) and all those towns have their own Facebook pages. Tavistock is one of those towns. And when they shared one of our images, everything went a bit crazy….