Support your local shopkeeper on Saturday

This Saturday (6 December 2014) is Small Business Saturday and councillors are urging residents in South Leeds to support the local economy and ‘shop local’.

South Leeds still has many small independent traders as well as the big chain stores. Without them the area would lose an important part of its character. So whether it’s the butcher, fruit and veg, barber, florist or corner shop – please support them by giving them your custom.

Small Business Saturday logo

Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-political, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities. The day itself takes place on the first shopping Saturday in December each year, but the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses.

Cllrs Groves & Blake with Mr Oxley ...
Cllrs Groves & Blake with Mr Oxley …

Cllr Kim Groves (Middleton Park) said:

“We will be promoting local traders in Middleton and Belle Isle to encourage people to shop local on Saturday.

“On Middleton Circus we have a butcher Mr Oxley and a Fruit and Veg stall Mr Earnshaw. Both are second generation, between them their families have given nearly 100 years service to the community.”

and Mr Earnshaw
and Mr Earnshaw

By supporting local businesses you can ensure money continues to circulate within the local economy rather than disappearing to distant shareholders.