HOW TO JOIN TOTALLY LOCALLY…OR NOT
By Karina Wells
Well it’s like this. You can’t join really. We’re not being funny, it’s just that there’s nothing to sign, nothing to pay, no certificate. It’s a lot less than that, but also a lot more! Totally Locally is about an attitude change.
Small change, big change
Totally Locally is about reminding people of what they have around them and that if they want to continue to have these great things, they only need to make small changes to make a large difference. If every adult in the West Bridgford spent £5 of their weekly spend in their local independent shops and businesses, instead of online or at a big supermarkets, our high streets would change dramatically. It would mean a better town, more jobs and a nicer place for everyone to live. Small changes done by a few people start to create little micro economies – money starts to circulate around and around locally.
Small change if you’re a shop or business
First, take a look at what you make or sell. Could you stock similar made by people in your own town? If you tell the people you are buying from why you’re doing it (and it would be great if you mention Totally Locally), it will get them thinking too. Spread the word and all of a sudden things will start to change – slowly at first, but hey, it’s taken us over 20 years to get to
a point where we are dominated by the big four supermarkets, so it’s not going to happen overnight.
Totally Locally founders, Chris Sands and Nigel Goddard, will soon come to West Bridgford to answer any questions you may have as a local independent businesses or interested local resident. For more details visit the website totally-locally.co.uk/westbridgford.