Keep it local this Christmas

Published: Thursday 14th December 17

As the countdown to Christmas continues, shoppers are being urged to buy the rest of their festive shopping in neighbourhood stores.

During the recent Small Business Saturday, stores across the borough ran a range of special offers, discounts and events on Saturday to attract new customers and encourage them to come back again and again.

The council’s business spokesman Cllr Kim Caddy, pictured above meeting traders, said: “It was a pleasure to meet so many local traders on Small Business Saturday. The council supports the event because shines a light on our local stores and encourage people to see what’s on offer on their doorstep. Shopping online does nothing to help nurture communities or keep local town centres thriving.

“The day helped kickstart the Christmas shopping period in Wandsworth, and now we want to encourage residents to eat, drink and shop locally for the rest of the festive season, and the whole year round.”

Events this weekend in the borough’s town centres include a day of free parkour performances and workshops for all ages and abilities, plus a chance to go on an ‘immersive soundwalk’ as part of the Winter Trails Festival in Nine Elms. Both events are on Saturday. Read more.

Meanwhile in Tooting you can pick up original gifts at the Sprout Christmas Market at Sprout Arts, Moyser Road, and a the Furzedown Community Network Christmas Market, also in Moyser Road. Read more.

Follow the latest news on events and offers in your town centres on twitter at @WandsworthTown, @putney_bid, @balhamdotcom and @TootingTown

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