Totally Local shopping campaign to be launched in Saltaire

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: TEAM: Supporters of Totally Locally Saltaire TEAM: Supporters of Totally Locally Saltaire

World Heritage village Saltaire is going Totally Locally.

On Saturday the village will officially join in a national award-winning shop local campaign to promote the area and all it has to offer.

It ties in with Saltaire Heritage weekend when members of the local community will be hosting a series of free events including guided historical walks, exhibitions, stalls, a ‘meet your shopkeeper quiz’ and canal boat trips.

The focus of the Totally Locally event will be to celebrate Saltaire’s independent shops and businesses, said one of Totally Locally Saltaire’s organising members, David Ford.

The free initiative showing the value of local shopping and its benefits for the local economy will involve many of the shops, businesses and stalls having special offers – highlighting Totally Locally’s message that if everyone in Saltaire spent an extra £5 a week in local independent shops, it would bring an extra £1.5 million into the economy every year.

“This is a chance for locals to discover Saltaire’s great shops and businesses, and the real difference they make to our town,” said Mr Ford.

“Saltaire’s World Heritage Status has made it a tourist hot spot for many years, and we have a great community feel that we want to build on.

“The fact that we’ve had so much interest from local residents who want to get involved just demonstrates this. After all if it wasn’t for them then we wouldn’t be here!

“The 26th is the launch day for this event but this is only the starting point – we see this as long-running campaign, which will encourage both locals and visitors to see what Saltaire has to offer and get them shouting about what a great place this is.”

Events on Saturday will include walks at 11am and 2pm talking through the history of the shops in Saltaire; a ‘meet your shopkeeper’ quiz with quiz sheets from Saltaire Bookshop or at the Totally Locally marquee outside Victoria Hall; sowing seeds in a community space in Caroline Street car park with Sustainable Saltaire; exhibitions and talks in the Salts’ building, tea and cakes in the United Reformed Church; more than 40 workshops of dance and song at Victoria Hall, and an Eclectic Mix Fair which will be made up of 30 stalls of vintage clothing, collectibles, art, screen prints, hand-made jewellery, food and flowers.

Totally Locally started in West Yorkshire in 2009 and has already been a big success in towns like Hebden Bridge, Brighouse and also Leek in Staffordshire.

To find out more about Totally Locally Saltaire go to totallylocallysaltaire.org or e-mail: totallylocallysaltaire@gmail.com.

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9:59am Mon 21 Apr 14

Ratters Rat says...

If every Saltaire resident spent £5.00 per week in local shops we would make 1.5 million.
If the shop keepers made their prices reasonable then that might happen but many people don't have spare cash so want value for money.
As for visitors where exactly do you park your cars you don't exactly make them feel welcome.
You want this to work look at making people feel welcome not another rip off.
If every Saltaire resident spent £5.00 per week in local shops we would make 1.5 million. If the shop keepers made their prices reasonable then that might happen but many people don't have spare cash so want value for money. As for visitors where exactly do you park your cars you don't exactly make them feel welcome. You want this to work look at making people feel welcome not another rip off. Ratters Rat
  • Score: 1

10:55am Mon 21 Apr 14

Albion. says...

People shop where they get the best deal or the items they want.
People shop where they get the best deal or the items they want. Albion.
  • Score: 4

11:43am Mon 21 Apr 14

DM says...

Important to stress that the money generates goes to the local community and not just shops. Totally Locally helps to lift communities, make things happen and divert resources from big supermarkets into local shops, events and makers. At the weekend 40 shops will be offering special deals and many of the goods on offer are cheaper than at supermarkets all the year round. Also great service and friendly service and knowledge about the things on offer. Totally Locally is supported by the WI, Saltaire Village Society, lots of local residents, Sustainable Saltaire etc as well as the shops. Come along and find out more!
Important to stress that the money generates goes to the local community and not just shops. Totally Locally helps to lift communities, make things happen and divert resources from big supermarkets into local shops, events and makers. At the weekend 40 shops will be offering special deals and many of the goods on offer are cheaper than at supermarkets all the year round. Also great service and friendly service and knowledge about the things on offer. Totally Locally is supported by the WI, Saltaire Village Society, lots of local residents, Sustainable Saltaire etc as well as the shops. Come along and find out more! DM
  • Score: 3

12:19pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Ratters Rat says...

So I spend an extra five pounds in a local shop and I benefit the community.
What planet are these people on ?
The shop keeper has to buy the goods make a profit and replace them.
Sounds more like a rip off
Where does community come into it ?
That's why the prices are so high in the first place.
So I spend an extra five pounds in a local shop and I benefit the community. What planet are these people on ? The shop keeper has to buy the goods make a profit and replace them. Sounds more like a rip off Where does community come into it ? That's why the prices are so high in the first place. Ratters Rat
  • Score: 5

1:40pm Mon 21 Apr 14

DM says...

Re Ratters Rat the community benefits from a vibrant local economy. If you toddle down to ASDA et al and spend £5 a great part of this goes to Walmart US and the goods are not sourced locally. If you spend £5 in local shops it goes to local suppliers in many cases and is spent in the local economy by shopkeepers. It's your choice. You can help out a local shop who may have taken £3 in 3 hours of opening & help them survive and therefore keep your local shops and community alive or add to Mr Walmart, Mr Tesco or Mr Sainsbury's bulging bank balances. It's your choice of course but dont forget if the local shops go, so do the local post offices, libraries, pubs, cafes etc etc and towns become ghost towns. I dont think that's about living on a different planet as trying to make this planet a better place for all of us. Try not to be so negative. It really doesent help anyone, above all you....
Re Ratters Rat the community benefits from a vibrant local economy. If you toddle down to ASDA et al and spend £5 a great part of this goes to Walmart US and the goods are not sourced locally. If you spend £5 in local shops it goes to local suppliers in many cases and is spent in the local economy by shopkeepers. It's your choice. You can help out a local shop who may have taken £3 in 3 hours of opening & help them survive and therefore keep your local shops and community alive or add to Mr Walmart, Mr Tesco or Mr Sainsbury's bulging bank balances. It's your choice of course but dont forget if the local shops go, so do the local post offices, libraries, pubs, cafes etc etc and towns become ghost towns. I dont think that's about living on a different planet as trying to make this planet a better place for all of us. Try not to be so negative. It really doesent help anyone, above all you.... DM
  • Score: 3

2:22pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Ratters Rat says...

DM wrote:
Re Ratters Rat the community benefits from a vibrant local economy. If you toddle down to ASDA et al and spend £5 a great part of this goes to Walmart US and the goods are not sourced locally. If you spend £5 in local shops it goes to local suppliers in many cases and is spent in the local economy by shopkeepers. It's your choice. You can help out a local shop who may have taken £3 in 3 hours of opening & help them survive and therefore keep your local shops and community alive or add to Mr Walmart, Mr Tesco or Mr Sainsbury's bulging bank balances. It's your choice of course but dont forget if the local shops go, so do the local post offices, libraries, pubs, cafes etc etc and towns become ghost towns. I dont think that's about living on a different planet as trying to make this planet a better place for all of us. Try not to be so negative. It really doesent help anyone, above all you....
I like many have tried local shops if they don't sell what you want you will go else where.
If you have a limited budget you go to the cheapest shop.
If you are a shift worker these shops are not open Asda is so it servers your needs.
Nothing wrong with Walmart in the states in fact they offer you a brilliant service. You can buy anything you need.

You state locally sourced well think you need to get some facts correct. Asda buy from farms across Yorkshire/Lincolnshi
re. They buy most if not all their soft drinks in West Yorkshire. They buy bread from bakeries in Bradford. I could go on but then it gets boring.
Head Office is in Leeds
This is providing jobs in Yorkshire.
Suggest the negative is from you.
If these companies were not supplying Asda for example then it wouldn't help anyone. No jobs No money No shops.
[quote][p][bold]DM[/bold] wrote: Re Ratters Rat the community benefits from a vibrant local economy. If you toddle down to ASDA et al and spend £5 a great part of this goes to Walmart US and the goods are not sourced locally. If you spend £5 in local shops it goes to local suppliers in many cases and is spent in the local economy by shopkeepers. It's your choice. You can help out a local shop who may have taken £3 in 3 hours of opening & help them survive and therefore keep your local shops and community alive or add to Mr Walmart, Mr Tesco or Mr Sainsbury's bulging bank balances. It's your choice of course but dont forget if the local shops go, so do the local post offices, libraries, pubs, cafes etc etc and towns become ghost towns. I dont think that's about living on a different planet as trying to make this planet a better place for all of us. Try not to be so negative. It really doesent help anyone, above all you....[/p][/quote]I like many have tried local shops if they don't sell what you want you will go else where. If you have a limited budget you go to the cheapest shop. If you are a shift worker these shops are not open Asda is so it servers your needs. Nothing wrong with Walmart in the states in fact they offer you a brilliant service. You can buy anything you need. You state locally sourced well think you need to get some facts correct. Asda buy from farms across Yorkshire/Lincolnshi re. They buy most if not all their soft drinks in West Yorkshire. They buy bread from bakeries in Bradford. I could go on but then it gets boring. Head Office is in Leeds This is providing jobs in Yorkshire. Suggest the negative is from you. If these companies were not supplying Asda for example then it wouldn't help anyone. No jobs No money No shops. Ratters Rat
  • Score: 3

7:16pm Mon 21 Apr 14

allinittogether says...

Ratters Rat wrote:
DM wrote:
Re Ratters Rat the community benefits from a vibrant local economy. If you toddle down to ASDA et al and spend £5 a great part of this goes to Walmart US and the goods are not sourced locally. If you spend £5 in local shops it goes to local suppliers in many cases and is spent in the local economy by shopkeepers. It's your choice. You can help out a local shop who may have taken £3 in 3 hours of opening & help them survive and therefore keep your local shops and community alive or add to Mr Walmart, Mr Tesco or Mr Sainsbury's bulging bank balances. It's your choice of course but dont forget if the local shops go, so do the local post offices, libraries, pubs, cafes etc etc and towns become ghost towns. I dont think that's about living on a different planet as trying to make this planet a better place for all of us. Try not to be so negative. It really doesent help anyone, above all you....
I like many have tried local shops if they don't sell what you want you will go else where.
If you have a limited budget you go to the cheapest shop.
If you are a shift worker these shops are not open Asda is so it servers your needs.
Nothing wrong with Walmart in the states in fact they offer you a brilliant service. You can buy anything you need.

You state locally sourced well think you need to get some facts correct. Asda buy from farms across Yorkshire/Lincolnshi

re. They buy most if not all their soft drinks in West Yorkshire. They buy bread from bakeries in Bradford. I could go on but then it gets boring.
Head Office is in Leeds
This is providing jobs in Yorkshire.
Suggest the negative is from you.
If these companies were not supplying Asda for example then it wouldn't help anyone. No jobs No money No shops.
Why not take the opportunity to explain your reservations to the local shopkeepers? If there is something you want but cannot find why not ask if they could stock it for you? Discuss a price match, would they be willing to deliver?
If the answer to the questions is no well then you know you're getting the best deal as Asda et al, if it's yes then why not give the local independent a chance?
[quote][p][bold]Ratters Rat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DM[/bold] wrote: Re Ratters Rat the community benefits from a vibrant local economy. If you toddle down to ASDA et al and spend £5 a great part of this goes to Walmart US and the goods are not sourced locally. If you spend £5 in local shops it goes to local suppliers in many cases and is spent in the local economy by shopkeepers. It's your choice. You can help out a local shop who may have taken £3 in 3 hours of opening & help them survive and therefore keep your local shops and community alive or add to Mr Walmart, Mr Tesco or Mr Sainsbury's bulging bank balances. It's your choice of course but dont forget if the local shops go, so do the local post offices, libraries, pubs, cafes etc etc and towns become ghost towns. I dont think that's about living on a different planet as trying to make this planet a better place for all of us. Try not to be so negative. It really doesent help anyone, above all you....[/p][/quote]I like many have tried local shops if they don't sell what you want you will go else where. If you have a limited budget you go to the cheapest shop. If you are a shift worker these shops are not open Asda is so it servers your needs. Nothing wrong with Walmart in the states in fact they offer you a brilliant service. You can buy anything you need. You state locally sourced well think you need to get some facts correct. Asda buy from farms across Yorkshire/Lincolnshi re. They buy most if not all their soft drinks in West Yorkshire. They buy bread from bakeries in Bradford. I could go on but then it gets boring. Head Office is in Leeds This is providing jobs in Yorkshire. Suggest the negative is from you. If these companies were not supplying Asda for example then it wouldn't help anyone. No jobs No money No shops.[/p][/quote]Why not take the opportunity to explain your reservations to the local shopkeepers? If there is something you want but cannot find why not ask if they could stock it for you? Discuss a price match, would they be willing to deliver? If the answer to the questions is no well then you know you're getting the best deal as Asda et al, if it's yes then why not give the local independent a chance? allinittogether
  • Score: 1

7:31pm Mon 21 Apr 14

bcfc1903 says...

We as a family always shop locally, this idea in Saltaire sounds great, a lovely place and it has some great shops!!!!!
We as a family always shop locally, this idea in Saltaire sounds great, a lovely place and it has some great shops!!!!! bcfc1903
  • Score: 2

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