Local businesses are an essential part of a village’s character. They have a huge impact on the local community, making it easier for those without transport to pick up life’s essentials and bail the rest of us out for life’s little emergencies.
It’s not just retail services that are available locally, there are a wide range of services on offer from the financial to garden care – all offered by small businesses wanting to support their local community.
Food miles, Fairtrade, carbon footprints, plastic bags and ethical trading are all issues that have come to the fore in the last couple of years. Using our local businesses will help with some of these issues and in some cases they’re already actively involved in them.
If you use our local businesses you will be helping the rural economy and making sure that services survive and are there when you need them.