Meon Valley MP supports independent shops campaign

Meon Valley MP George Hollingbery
Meon Valley MP George Hollingbery
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MEON Valley MP George Hollingbery will visit Bishop’s Waltham Friday to find out exactly what it means to shop ‘Totally Locally’.

After supporting Bishops Waltham’s successful bid for £10k in government funding to develop the High Street, Mr Hollingbery is keen to see how the town team and in turn the chamber of trade is making a difference.

Using the opportunity of their second year celebrating Independents’ Day, Bishops Waltham Chamber of Trade is launching Totally Locally Bishops Waltham, a year-round campaign which reminds people of the benefit to their community of shopping locally.

After a quick tour of the market and some Durley strawberries and Hampshire ice cream, the chamber of trade will explain to Mr Hollingbery its plans to make a £2.5m impact on the local economy. Mr Hollingbery said: ‘It’s great to see that the chamber of trade are building on the work of the town team and taking it to the next level.

‘I’m really interested to see how the Totally Locally campaign will work, and am looking forward to meeting those responsible for its launch.’

Bishops Waltham ward councillor Steve Miller, who is also the chairman of the chamber of trade and a Town Team member, said:

‘Bishop’s Waltham is a great place to do business thanks to the active and enterprising nature of the business community here.’