But why shop locally? Well, the wonderfully well-informed folk at Totally Locally tell me that if every adult in Teddington spent just £5 per week in their local independent shops, instead of online or at the big supermarkets, it would be worth an extra £5.1m each year to the local economy. Kind of makes sense, and with the news that Kitchen Sync is closing down, following a few other independent shops being forced out of business, it makes you think. I must admit that I have (in the past) popped into local shops and then sourced deals cheaper on the internet. But, I have lived in Teddington now for 16 years, and have come to care a great deal about my local town and the people in it. Teddington is my home, it's a place I am proud of, and want it continue being a vibrant, happy place to live.
So, armed with my new Totally Locally shopping bag and purse full of fivers, I went in search of some great deals. It wasn't a hard search!
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