Author Archives: Iain Nicholson

New indie shops scheme to boost Abingdon town centre

A scheme aimed at attracting independent shops to Abingdon, supporting existing retailers and increasing town centre vitality, is set be introduced in the town centre this summer.

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It’s Wantage Neverland as shops host Peter Pan prize draw trail

There’ll be a little of Neverland about Wantage town centre for the end of May school half term holidays, as local shops host a special Peter Pan trail. It’s a joint venture by Wantage town team and The Beacon to … Continue reading

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Could a pop up shop hire help establish your business in Banbury town centre?

Independent businesses looking to establish themselves in Banbury town centre have a new opportunity to be part of the town’s pop up shop project. As part of its Cherwell District Council-funded role, Banbury town team has made a number of … Continue reading

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“The pop-up shop is a great opportunity for us”

Two more businesswomen have chosen Wallingford as the place to make a step onto the high street, thanks to having a pop up shop programme there. Patti Miskolczi and Miranda Blaas-Cousins have leased 29 High Street for a 6-week pop … Continue reading

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Lights On and Late Night Shopping for two Wantage Christmas Thursdays plus ‘Free Fridays’ December parking

Wantage shoppers can enjoy the special atmosphere of Christmas Lights-lit late night shopping on two Thursdays this December, plus free parking Fridays. Many of the town centre’s independents plus a number of nationals will open late for the two evenings … Continue reading

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The GBHighSt Awards 2016 – Banbury town centre

Efforts to boost Banbury town centre will go under the spotlight as part of a search for the best examples of work to stimulate Britain’s high streets. Cherwell District Council’s economic development team has entered Banbury for the Large Market … Continue reading

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Adding another town to those we’re working in

Start-up and growing independent retailers will get a chance to trial a shop in Swindon town centre for a short period under a new scheme launched today, which helps to overcome one of the biggest barriers to empty shop units … Continue reading

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Wallingford Pop Up Shop project update

Three retailers who were drawn together by the Wallingford pop up shop project have opened their own permanent shop in the town. Hayley Shaw, Madeleine Tanner, and Devon Masters have opened a vintage fashion, accessories and crafts shop together under a joint … Continue reading

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Our Oxfordshire High Streets Conference

The people and projects that are at the heart of work to strengthen Oxfordshire’s town centre economies are the focus of a conference in July. The Oxfordshire High Streets Conference will bring together people working on town centre vitality projects, … Continue reading

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Town Team films series spotlights places to eat and drink in Wantage and Grove

The range of great places to eat and drink in Wantage and Grove are showcased in a new series of short films that give residents and visitors an insight into the choices available locally. There are seven short films in … Continue reading

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