Small, independent, stores are what give our towns their personality and character.
Fortunately we have some great independent shops right here that offer great customer service and something unique for the shopper.
However, they are also often the first to feel the squeeze when times get tough for our town centres.
That’s why we’ve launched our Love Your High Street campaign.
The aim is simple, we are encouraging all readers to make a conscious decision to shop locally and spend some time and money with the local shops, businesses and independent traders who ensure our community remains a vibrant place to live.
Between now and the end of the year, we will be helping to spread the word by supporting the local initiatives and great retailers we have on our patches in a series of regular features.
And this week we have half a dozen great reasons for you to shop local - with discount vouchers which you can use at some fantastic independent local stores - from great music at Tallbird and Vanishing Point records, to great fashion finds at Surreal Boutique and Ingmans
So why not start your Christmas shopping now and take advantage of these great offers? You’ll save yourself money AND help support our local independent shops.
Simply cut out the vouchers in the December 7 edition of the Derbyshire Times and use the coupons to claim your discount when you shop.