30th July 2020

Introducing the new Shop Local card

We are thrilled to launch the new SHOP LOCAL scheme, enabling businesses to make exclusive offers available to residents and visitors wanting to support local shops and businesses.

Over the past few weeks, we have been developing the Shops & Businesses section of our Explore Bradford on Avon website whilst also encouraging participating businesses to register offers with our new Shop Local scheme. You can now collect your card and start saving at over 25 businesses across the community!

(Photo: Marni Poole at Dible & Roy Interiors who are offering 10% off all non-sale furnishings and giftware as part of the Shop Local scheme)

What is the Shop Local scheme?:

You can find Shop Local discounts, introductory offers and free gifts with many different businesses across Bradford on Avon.

“We have such a great community in Bradford on Avon and people seem keen to shop locally, so we are delighted to be able to offer special deals and promotions to them and hope that this builds on the positive attitude we’ve seen all around our town in recent months.”

said Marni Poole from Dible & Roy Interiors, who have joined the scheme.

Leader of the Council, Dom Newton said:
“Supporting our local businesses is more important now than it ever has been – helping our local economy to sustainably rebuild is an effective way of maintaining a resilient community, which we have all seen the vital importance of in the last few months.
Some of our independent businesses were forced to close for the duration of lockdown – placing huge pressure on them and their employees, despite government support.  Others were able to stay open, and played a huge role in meeting community needs.
Over lockdown, many of us also realised, perhaps for the first time, what was on offer in our town.  The #shoplocal card is a way of continuing to improve that relationship, and help those businesses stay afloat – while allowing everyone, whether resident or visitor to explore and enjoy the town that little bit more.”
If you would like to register your shop or business it is FREE to do so (BA15 1 or 2 postcodes only) – just fill out the registration form HERE. Hospitality sector Food & Drink businesses can also register their businesses HERE.

In both cases, opting into the Shop Local Scheme is optional, though encouraged. There’s more info for businesses via our previous article HERE

Photos Lydia Booth Photography