Shop local for ‘Independents’ Day’

SHOPPERS are being encouraged to make the most of the independent retailers in Tameside’s town centres this weekend.

The Tameside Council-backed Independents’ Day takes place over 3rd and 4th of July and is designed to raise awareness of independent retailers and everything they offer.

This national initiative is the perfect opportunity to visit local retailers which are open for business and in need of support following the challenges created by the pandemic.

Towns across the borough have a variety of independent stores which can cater for the majority of local shoppers’ needs including butchers, bakers, greengrocers, jewellers, clothes shops among many more.

Magpies Nest, Stalybridge

For every pound spent with local businesses between 50p to 70p stays in the local economy. By buying locally, it helps boost the local economy and helps re-build confidence that will allow independent retailers to flourish.

In the UK, independent retailers make up 65% of the high street and they provide a vital link to the communities they serve and the wider economy with a wealth of local knowledge.

Cllr Oliver Ryan, Tameside Council executive member for Finance and Economic Growth, said: “We’ve got some incredible local retailers here in Tameside which provide a friendly and personal service both on the high streets and in our markets. We have a number of specialist retailers across our borough offering unique or one-off products and I encourage you to head out this weekend and see what’s available.”

To find out more on Independents’ Day including how to get involved please visit

One Reply to “Shop local for ‘Independents’ Day’”

  1. Tameside Council have never done anything to support independent retail….they certainly haven’t done anything to promote independents day, other than this pathetic statement from a Councillor who has little knowledge of small retailers in any town in the Borough. They have had, and are applying for more funding for the purpose of levelling up and regenerating town centres……let’s just see how local businesses will be involved in this process. ….don’t hold your breath. Cycle lanes through a town centre,, fly tipped rubbish every where you look, drug dealing, begging, soliciting, all going on and they do nothing. They are encouraging people to shop? Well start with the basics….forget your grand box ticking, money wasting, ill thought ideas…. give people a clean, safe welcoming environment and the independent businesses will thrive.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *