Author Archives: Iain Nicholson

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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Are you keen to take your business into a shop in Wallingford town centre?

For The Herald newspaper series April 2016 You may have traded until now online, or at markets and trade fairs, or you may be established in another town and looking at Wallingford next. If your business adds to the retail … Continue reading

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Banbury Old Town Spring Party 2016

More than 25 independent businesses and community organisations from around Banbury town centre will take their trade and talents out onto the streets for the Old Town Spring Party on Saturday 7 May. Independent shops, cafes, pubs, and restaurants will … Continue reading

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New Wallingford pop up shop open for business

An online children’s clothing retailer is the first to market-test its business in Wallingford’s latest pop up shop. Run by a mum to two children, Emma Cooper, Mon Petit Oscar – www.monpetitoscar.com – specialise in clothes and shoes for newborns … Continue reading

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Empty shop numbers in Banbury take a tumble

The number of empty shops in Banbury town centre has fallen again. The latest audit by Banbury’s town team co-ordinators shows 33 ground floor retail and hospitality units listed as empty and available. That’s down from 40 at this time last … Continue reading

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