To celebrate our local high streets, markets and the dedicated businesses who work hard to source and supply us with fresh produce, gifts, experiences, treatments, events and services on our doorstep we want to spread the love to them this summer and are inviting you to take part!

How can you join in? 

- share your pics of the best local busnesses you love to visit so they appear on Submit your post and (subject to our judges) they should appear online. Most importantly we will reshare your posts and your top pics could well inspire others to support your favourite local spots too. We will be awarding the person who submits the top picture a £150 holiday voucher to spend to keep the sun shining long after Summer is over - so have a go but rest assured there will be a whole host of other prizes too.

- Shopping local whether in person or on ShopAppy
You can make your high street or market the first stop when choosing fresh foods, festival gear, kids activities, wining and dining, outdoor events, fitness activities, wedding outfits, flowers and gifts... there is so much right here. 

- Helping us raise awareness of your local independents - by sharing local love on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #indiesummer
Share a pic, a recommendation or show your purchases and we will share them too.

- Join our Love Local People group on Facebook
We love our high streets and markets, and want to share ideas and thoughts on how we can all work to make our towns and cities even more vibrant. To share the love of all things local - come join our group here

But remember - if you want to support your high street, your town, your city, your market, the best thing you can do is go in and spend locally. It means less congestion, less packaging, less landfill and more happiness for people, places and planet. We wish you all a fabulous #indiesummer 

Want to share your favourite spot for the Summer - click on the button

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