For every £1 you spend with our independent businesses, between 50p-70p circulates back into our local economy. By shopping locally not only are you supporting your local traders, but their suppliers and the people they depend on to run their businesses. By contrast, shopping on-line or out-of-town may save a little time BUT for every £1 you spend only 5p trickles back into our local economy.These are frightening statistics so sadly it really is a case of “use it or lose it”. Look out for the posters in participating retailers.
Finally don’t forget that all the stall holders on our very successful Monday, Friday and Farmers’ Markets are also “Independent” businesses and as such will be joining forces to give the month of July a real buzz! To this end the last Saturday of the month will see SITI hosting a day of children’s fun and entertainment in the town centre.
Your support is vital if St Ives is to continue to stay “open for business”.