Today I went to see a new local retailer at the Meadows shops in Maghull. She had contacted me seeking advice and help for a new business. Her shop by the way ‘Glitz N Glamour’ sells ladies handbags and accessories so I took my good lady along for moral support. However, the visit cost me the price of a new handbag as you might have expected but frankly I thought the prices were very good indeed. Which brings me to a wider point along the lines of us all trying to support our very local traders whenever we can. Yes we all use the local plumber, electrician etc. but how often do we travel away from where we live to buy something that we could have bought locally?
I have put the lady retailer in touch with our local business help and support group called Altside Business Village. I am sure they will do what they can for her and it turns out that she lives only yards away from where Les French our present Business Village Chairman operates his company. I hope things work out for her as this is clearly a good local business deserving of our support or more to the point that of the 50% of locals who use handbags and want a stylish bargain.