LOCATION: Throughout Devizes, from the Market Place and The Ginnel to Sidmouth Street, Long Street, Old Swan Yard, New Park St. and the Wharf.
FORMAL OPENING IN THE MARKET PLACE AT 10am, although you can start on the Trail beforehand with the shops that open earlier.
Delivering with electric cargo bikes reduced carbon emissions, supports local businesses and can create jobs ~ indieDevizes, Sustanable Devizes and Love Devizes have created this survey to see if you think it would be a good idea for Devizes.
images copyright Cargodale CIC | Thanks to Martin Reed from Sustainable Devizes his hard work and patience in putting the survey together.
Town Centre Manager, Mark Hill has provided this information for indies – you can find the full information at the government website →
Key headline messages…
- New Restart Grants scheme providing funding of up to £18,000 to eligible businesses
- Call issued to all 314 local authorities across England to deliver new COVID grants to businesses in good time and take a flexible approach to updated restrictions
1 April 2021
Wiltshire Council has launched a new digital directory to help business owners and managers as they make decisions about the future of their business.
The Business Support Directory is a comprehensive online tool which signposts businesses affected by COVID-19 to local, regional or national support or alternative solutions to help them survive.
The council created the tool, in conjunction with partners and stakeholders, to help many businesses who are facing new risks and challenges and may not be aware of what support is available to them or what the best solution may be for their situation. So, whether businesses may be considering growing, changing, downsizing or potentially closing, the tool can help identify the information and support available to help them.
Growth Hub :: Swindon & Wiltshire Growth
Many businesses are facing difficult decisions, and individuals are facing the prospect of possible redundancy and may be thinking of starting a small business but need some help along the way.
Wiltshire Council, Swindon Borough Council and Swindon & Wiltshire Growth (SWLEP) recognise this and have been running a number of events to support those that may be facing this challenge.
After the government’s Lockdown 2 announcement we jumped into action and publicised three evenings of late night shopping, with some retailers staying open until 10pm. Our local indies had three full-on days helping Christmas shoppers to find unique and quality gifts.
Shopping will go on through lockdown and beyond ~ our indies aren’t closed, despite most of us being stuck at home. Browse our Indiedevizes A-Z to find out who is delivering and offering click & collect, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram
THE SUN SHONE & THE CROWDS CAME
Our first indieDAY was was massively exciting! We bigged up Devizes up and ALL that it has to offer!
Whether you love it or hate it, Google can have a massive impact on your business so it’s useful to have some insights into what is happening in retail and what the search engine expects you to act.
No matter how small you are, this is an interesting read! This report may help you can adapt your business model to meet the radical changes that are taking place during the Pandemic.