Chapel keeps things local

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Tradespeople are urging residents to get totally local when it comes to shopping as they launch a new campaign this spring.

The newly–formed Totally Locally group are rallying together with independent businesses in Chapel–en–le–Frith to encourage people to support their local economy.

The group is spreading a little family fun this week by distributing leaflets to households throughout the town with a list of participating businesses and a map as part of an Easter trail.

When people visit the businesses with their leaflets they will receive a stamp and once they have all the stamps, can enter their leaflets for a prize draw for a chance of winning £500 of vouchers.

The winner will be announced at the Chapel May Day celebrations on May 6.

Joyce Hall, of Halls Mica Hardware, said: “We’re encouraging people to be proud in where they live because some people go out of town to do their shopping without realising how much Chapel has to offer.”

As well as the winner of the prize draw being announced, the May Day celebration will be used to launch Totally Locally group formally.

Joyce explained: “The message we’re trying to put across is that if residents spend £5 in their own town a week, instead of using a supermarket or the internet, it would bring £2.1 million to the local economy a year, which means more jobs and better facilities.”

The May Day event includes fair ground rides and stalls, as well as a food and craft fair.

Anyone interested in taking a stall can call Joyce on 01298 812260.