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 […]
….. 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….
We often get asked ‘What is Totally Locally about, what do you do?” Coincidentally we have had this sent through from a business in Leek, one of our Totally Locally towns and we thought it explained it quite well:
Parking, it’s a big thing – we can all agree on that. You can pretty much guarantee that when we go to a new Totally Locally town to give a talk, a workshop or a masterclass parking will be brought up as ‘an issue’. So bear with us, grab a brew and a biscuit and we’ll […]
Small Business every Saturday Small Business Saturday, did you notice it? Did it make you go and ‘shop small’ for the day? Reading the press the day was a great success: “British consumers spent £623m with small firms across Britain as part of Small Business Saturday, according to analysis. Falling on 5 December, the initiative, now […]