Westbourne traders sign-up to Totally Locally shopping campaign which could add £4.4million to town’s economy

Westbourne traders sign-up to new campaign to encourage more shoppers

PRIDE: Westbourne Arcade

PASSION: Elaine Sullman

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TRADERS in Westbourne have signed up to a campaign to encourage residents to use their local shops as opposed to the big supermarkets.

Named Totally Locally, the initiative aims to promote the value of local shopping and its benefits to the town’s economy. There will be a launch event on Saturday, April 19 which will be an Easter egg hunt using trail maps.

It also highlights the message that just £5 a week in local independent shops and bus-inesses would bring an extra £4.4million into the town’s economy every year.

Elaine Sullman, owner of Cook on Poole Road, said: “The Westbourne Traders Association are passionate about supporting each other and the affection that locals have for Westbourne.

“It’s a truly wonderful place to be and a great place to mooch and find places that are remarkably individual and completely different to shopping in the main town centres.”

She went on to say that there is a bit of a buzz about the place at the moment, as residents are taking an interest in what’s happening with the campaign and want to be part of it.

“I guess we want to find a way to celebrate all the good things happening and to help put Westbourne in the front of people’s minds, while making it an even greater place to come and visit.

“There are so many good people in Westbourne, who really care about their town, are proud of its heritage, and want to play a part in its bright future.

“I am just one of them, and to me, it’s Bournemouth’s hidden gem.”

To find out more information about the campaign, go into one of Westbourne’s independent stores including Badger & Bumble, The Fair Trader or Beach and Body.

Alternatively, search on Facebook and Twitter for Totally Locally Westbourne.

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1:10pm Sat 12 Apr 14

apop3d says...

Want to get me to spend £5 a week in Westbourne and contribute to "an extra £4.4million into the town’s economy every year"?

I've got two words for you: free parking.
Want to get me to spend £5 a week in Westbourne and contribute to "an extra £4.4million into the town’s economy every year"? I've got two words for you: free parking. apop3d
  • Score: 11

6:42pm Sat 12 Apr 14

BmthNewshound says...

A vote of no confidence in the Coastal BID which has been nothing more than a big con. Traders in Westbourne should be given the opportunity to opt out of the Coast BID and be free to work in the interests of Westbourne rather than support a BID which is only interested in promoting Boscombe.
A vote of no confidence in the Coastal BID which has been nothing more than a big con. Traders in Westbourne should be given the opportunity to opt out of the Coast BID and be free to work in the interests of Westbourne rather than support a BID which is only interested in promoting Boscombe. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 1

7:46pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Turtlebay says...

Try parking in Westbourne and you'll see why people go elsewhere!
Try parking in Westbourne and you'll see why people go elsewhere! Turtlebay
  • Score: 11

9:00pm Sat 12 Apr 14

bbird says...

Keep the chains out, keep improving the 'offer' (hygiene, innovation, service, quality, value), and we'll be there (NB I love Totnes)
Keep the chains out, keep improving the 'offer' (hygiene, innovation, service, quality, value), and we'll be there (NB I love Totnes) bbird
  • Score: 2

10:05pm Sat 12 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

bbird wrote:
Keep the chains out, keep improving the 'offer' (hygiene, innovation, service, quality, value), and we'll be there (NB I love Totnes)
Civility goes a long way.
[quote][p][bold]bbird[/bold] wrote: Keep the chains out, keep improving the 'offer' (hygiene, innovation, service, quality, value), and we'll be there (NB I love Totnes)[/p][/quote]Civility goes a long way. pete woodley
  • Score: 2

11:23pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Teddy 1 says...

Some lovely shops in westborne especially the deli, oxford bakery, ceruti. Also the staff in jojo mama bebe are very friendly...although I appreciate this isnt an independent trader. Keep up the great work
Some lovely shops in westborne especially the deli, oxford bakery, ceruti. Also the staff in jojo mama bebe are very friendly...although I appreciate this isnt an independent trader. Keep up the great work Teddy 1
  • Score: 0

8:51am Sun 13 Apr 14

boardsandphotos says...

Nothing wrong with Westbourne, I spend a lot of my time shopping and socialising there, some great shops, deli's, restaurants and pubs. Love it in the summer!
Nothing wrong with Westbourne, I spend a lot of my time shopping and socialising there, some great shops, deli's, restaurants and pubs. Love it in the summer! boardsandphotos
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