Over the last few months I’ve read lot of predictions for the high street. There are many different theories of what will constitute ‘normal’ when it comes to future town centres and high streets, and although I’ve often been asked my opinion, I held back on commenting until now, mainly because I feel no one […]
100 TOWNS ARE JOINING IN – POSSIBLY THE BIGGEST GRASS-ROOTS HIGH STREET INITIATIVE EVER RUN! HOW GOOD IS THAT?! Fiver Fest has been running in individual towns as part of the full Totally Locally Town Kit for 8 years now. But it was only in June 2019 that we decided to run it nationally – […]
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 […]