Save The High Street…

…Are excited to be launching their Spend Local Cheque Books this month and will be selling them for £1 to help raise money for The Wellspring, who do some great work for the homeless and disadvantaged locally.

STHS have been working hard to raise awareness for local businesses through social media and more, and will be at this weeks Foodie Friday.

Co-Founder, Ritchie Beckett, said the Spend Local Cheque Books are a great vehicle to not only raise awareness for local businesses in Stockport and its districts, but to help raise money for local charities around Britain. Also it helps us reach those who are not constantly on their phones..!

We feel we have a model that is a WIN WIN WIN as the customer will also benefit as there are some great offers locally inside.

We believe local businesses, shoppers, local authorities and government can be doing more to safeguard jobs and improve the conditions for businesses both on and off the high street. This is a collective effort; we are also looking at ourselves daily and asking what else we can do to help!

We have seen lots of Investment in Stockport already which is just fantastic and a good start, but if this was the banking Industry that was struggling we feel that more money would be made available to help retailers and small businesses. Over 6000 businesses on the high street closed last year across Britain and STHS want more funding so those businesses can get access to funds quickly and with ease to relieve some of the pressure, while the high street goes through this transitional period, as shopping habits are changing.

They also have a petition on their website www.savethehighstreet.net to lower business rates nationally and plan a number of local litter picks to make the High Street more inviting.

We would like to say a big thank you to the following for getting right behind us, Stockport County Football Club, The Wellspring, Stockport Health and Fitness, Body Box, Totally t Shirts, Pear Mill Cycles, Stockport Car Sales, Marjoes, Martins Bakery, Simon & Louise Hairdressing, WJV Lead replacements, Eternal Envy Heaton Moor, Hatters Coffee, Cherry girls wardrobe, Quote Goat, Sounds Great, Holmes Carpets, Hallmark Garage, High Street Pharmacy, Garam Massala, Cherry girls wardrobe, Steve’s old school barbers, The Muscle Therapy, Discount pets, and Complete Accident Repair.

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