Love Your High Street

Following two successful Love Your High Street Torbay weeks last year, the next will be in June.

Love your High Street is a campaign which encourages local people to shop more frequently in independent shops around the Bay and helps spread the message about why spending locally is so important.

The campaign is being delivered by Torbay Development Agency as part of their high street regeneration projects.

Carl Wyard, Economy and Enterprise Manager for TDA, said: ‘It is great news that we are able to continue with this project in 2017. The campaign reached over 115 retailers last year, who received marketing packs and support to promote their business and increase footfall in the town centres. We will look to drive the campaign forward, reviewing the successes of last year and meeting the needs of local independent businesses.’

Lyn Grant of Cloudberry Lily, said: ‘This kind of initiative is a fantastic idea for the independent businesses of Torbay High Streets. It’s simple to do and really captures the spirit of why people should shop locally. There are some fantastic independent businesses across Torbay and I hope they all get involved.’

The Love your High Street week is taking place from 12 June – 18 June across Torbay, free of charge to all independent retailers wishing to get involved. Information about how to register will be available in the Spring. In the run up to the campaign TDA will be running monthly features on local independent retailers. If you’d like to be one of the featured retailers contact gemma.fitzsimmons@tedcltd.com