Merry Clickmas! ‘Tis the season to shop local!

Support businesses in Bucks for the gift that keeps on giving!

Across Buckinghamshire, our amazing small and independent businesses have continued to adapt to the impact of Coronavirus.  They have worked hard to stay safe and stay open for us all. This Christmas we’re encouraging residents to show their appreciation and return the favour by shopping locally online.

We’re asking residents to support Buckinghamshire’s small and independent businesses this festive season with their Christmas shopping. Check out our Shop Local  Merry Clickmas page which has links to local listings for Buckinghamshire businesses who are offering you the option of online shopping.

From Amersham to Aylesbury, Winslow to Wycombe, you can find gift inspiration whether you’re looking something quirky for a Secret Santa or a special unique gift for friends and family.

If you’ve found a cracker of a present at a local Buckinghamshire business, spread the joy and give the business a shout out on our Facebook and Instagram accounts using #MerryClickmas.

Cabinet Member for Town Centre regeneration, Steve Bowles, said: “Every pound you spend doing your Christmas shopping locally is the gift that really does keep on giving. It’s a way of saying thank you to businesses who have stepped up to help our local communities. Not only will you find some great gifts, but crucially, you’ll be ploughing money back into our local economy by supporting local producers and suppliers and helping to keep people in their jobs.“

From north to south and east to west of the county, many Buckinghamshire businesses will be part of this year’s national Small Business Saturday event this Saturday (5th December). Small Business Saturday encourages people to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities. Many businesses take part in the day by hosting events and offering discounts.

Now in its eighth year in the UK, Small Business Saturday has grown significantly each year with an estimated £800m spent in small businesses across the UK on the day last year, with a record turnout of 17.6 million people choosing to shop local that day alone. Coronavirus lockdowns have boosted the nation’s love for UK small businesses, with 59 per cent of Brits saying they now support their local businesses more than they did previously.

There’s free parking in some council car parks in the run up to Christmas. Look on our website for full details.

If you are going out and about, remember to follow the latest government Covid guidance for Tier 2.

 

 

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