Labour Councillor Gary Wilkinson on supporting local independent shops and building community wealth.
In these most difficult of times, it is vital to support our local independent shops.
During the current crisis, neighbourhood shops have proven to be a crucial part of our communities, both in Brighton and Hove and across the country.
They have responded to the problems and shortages caused by the lockdown brilliantly when many larger shops have struggled to deal with the demand for deliveries and been unable to help customers in isolation.
Against this backdrop of corner shops, bakers, butchers, etc, going above and beyond to make sure their customers can access the supplies they need, it is great to welcome a new independent trader – Organic Earth – to Central Hove.
The store opened its doors – in Church Road near Hove Town Hall – for the first time only last week…
Read Councillor Wilkinson’s full article in Brighton & Hove News: https://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2020/05/13/keeping-it-local-has-never-been-more-important/