Shop Local

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Forget your Store Clubcards..

Houghton Regis has it's very own Town loyalty card scheme that can help you shop and save at our local stores/businesses. 

Launched on the 24th March 2017 with the aim to get people to return to local shops and "sustain the long term future of our high street",    by allowing you to collect stamps each time you shop in participating stores on a loyalty card.

Once you fill up your card, you can then collect an Gift pack from the Council Office which contains free goodies along with a booklet full of discounts and Freebies that will help support the local shops and businesses.

To be used at participating shops where you see the Shop Local Logo.

 

There are plenty of reasons why it is worth going local for some of your gifts and groceries.

Here is seven of the best:

1) BUY LOCAL – SUPPORT YOURSELF

Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally-owned business, rather than a nationally-owned businesses  significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers, and farms — continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.

2) SUPPORT COMMUNITY GROUPS

Non-profit organizations receive on average 250% more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses.

3) KEEP OUR COMMUNITY UNIQUE

Where we shop, where we eat and have fun — all of it makes our community home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of this place. Our tourism businesses also benefit.  “When people go on vacation they generally seek out destinations that offer them the sense of being someplace, not just anyplace.” 

4) REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases requiring less transportation.  This generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss, and pollution.

5) CREATE MORE GOOD JOBS

Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally, and in our community, provide the most jobs to residents.

6) GET BETTER SERVICE

Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers.

7) INVEST IN COMMUNITY

Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future.

 

Keep your pounds where your heart lives,

support your community,

and build an economy that works for

everyone by choosing local first!

 

 List of Local Shops that are Participating in this scheme:

 

Post Office/News Agent

Razor Barber

Cinnamon Lounge

China House

Nevil Food and Wine

Zebra Properties

JS Homestyle

Jewels

Café & Smoothie Bar

Istanbul Take Away

D&I Family Butchers

Brown and White Opticians

Hair Comb

Beauty by Ladies

Creative Decorations

Perfect Profiles

Wilson Car Sales

Kirsty’s Ladies Hairdressing

 

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