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We want to support our vibrant high streets, retailers, small businesses, and markets across the borough. Shop Local - Keep it in the Borough is a St Helens Borough Council campaign aimed at encouraging local people to discover the wonderful shops on their doorsteps. 

The Shop Local - Keep it in the Borough campaign is funded by the Welcome Back Fund from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This fund aims to support the return to high streets safely and help build back better from the pandemic. 

How can you play a part?

Small independent businesses - the lifeblood of our high streets have been hit hardest by the lockdown - and they need your support now more than ever. 

By shopping local, you are doing your bit to support local businesses, maintain local jobs and preserve the character of our High Streets. 

Supporting our high streets creates jobs in the local community, supporting often young and disadvantaged people to find employment. Helping to grow the number of jobs in our local area makes for a better place to live and work, which then creates a healthy economy for the community. 

Small and local businesses often stock items which are made locally and aren't available elsewhere else, providing a great range of choice and unique products that bring much-needed originality and variety into communities - including rare finds and items that aren't mass produced. 

Discover your local high street 

We are spoiled for choice in St Helens Borough, all our high streets have their own unique identity, stocking products from all over the world. From Church Street to High Street to Warrington Road to Church Road there is something for everyone on our high streets. 

#ShopLocal ambassadors

Local rewards for shoppers

Local independents

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Find out what shopping local means to our local
businesses across St Helens Borough

Get rewarded for shopping local

A guide to independents across the borough

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#ShopLocal campaign toolkit

7 reasons to #ShopLocal

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Support our #ShopLocal campaign by downloading and displaying the materialsReasons why customers should visit the high street this week 
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Promote your high street 

If you love a local store or service in your area, you can help promote them by tagging their business on social media along with the hashtags #ShopLocal and #KeepItInTheBorough.

What can businesses do? 

Tag @sthelenscouncil in your social media posts so that we can retweet and share your business news more widely across the borough.