Buying from your local businesses

Buy it locally

There are two things you’ll want to know:

  1. Why is it important to me?
  2. How can I buy locally more often?

Here are some answers to those questions.

Why buy locally?

Get a better service. Local independent businesses care much more about their reputation, as a result you get a better service from a business that operates near you.

Why buy locally?

For every £1 spent with a small independent business 63 pence is reinvested locally. By buying locally you are making your village more prosperous.

Create local jobs

For every £1 spent with a small independent business 63 pence is reinvested locally. By buying locally you are making your village more prosperous.

Have more choice

The more you spend locally, the more businesses you support and the more businesses will be attracted to the village. The end result is you get a wider choice.

Live in a nicer community

A thriving village centre means you avoid having to live in yet another sterile dormitory town.

How to find local businesses

You’ll be amazed at just how many independent businesses there are in your village and how varied they are. Have a quick look in your free edition of WOW (Window on Wheathampstead) Wheathampstead’s online and in print directory.  Or take a look at the Local Business Directory in this website.