Choose Local. Support Everyone.

We know Covid-19 is going to hit local businesses particularly hard and in the coming weeks and months, they will need support to not only get back on their feet, but thrive in a post-pandemic environment.

We want people to shop locally and support local businesses. Waltham Forest Councils Choose Local. Support Everyone. campaign will showcase some of the best of Waltham Forest, highlighting those with strong ties to their local community and a passion for what they do.

The last few months have shown us the extent to which local businesses are at the heart of our communities during the Covid-19 crisis. From tradespeople bravely visiting homes to provide essential repairs, to the shopkeepers helping residents access food, and the countless other business owners who used their resources to support others – thank you.

We know that as lockdown measures ease, many businesses are now relying on the confidence of residents to visit your shops or call for your services. Our economic recovery campaign – Choose Local. Support Everyone. – aims to create a step-change in how local residents choose to shop and support local businesses, and to showcase an impressive variety of borough businesses with strong ties to their local community and a passion for their trade which reflects the very best of Waltham Forest.

We are also providing a range of resources on helpful information on opening and operating safely, downloadable assets, access to our business support offer and rapid employment service. 

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