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The Oxhill News

September 2011

This months News



Shopping in Shipston

In March Transition Shipston members carried out a shopping survey, comparing prices in Stratford Tesco's with prices at Shipston's independent shops and Co-ops. The analysis showed, based on an Internet shopping basket selection, that it need cost no more to shop in Shipston, even before you take into account the high petrol costs of driving to Stratford or Stow or Banbury.

Now there is even better news about shopping in Shipston. Following pressure from local residents, the larger Co-op (previously Somerfields) has lowered its prices to match the price band of the Stratford Tesco's, resulting in 1000s of price cuts over a variety of goods. They now have a shelf sticker saying ‘Family Value’ for all items which have been reduced by 10% or more to help shoppers identify the best value as a result of the reductions.

The smaller Co-op is exploring whether it can match these price reductions, and we hope all this will lead to more people shopping locally. This will help keep all the independent shops thriving too, and they offer an amazing variety of food, clothes, hardware, flowers, gifts, craft products which people who live far away often seem to appreciate more than those of us who actually live around this very special market town.

Helen Winnifrith


a local celebration of local food and local produce

Sunday 25th September 2011
Town Centre, Shipston On Stour
11am till 4pm

Local Produce Stalls
+ music, crafts & eco ideas
... and the new "Transition Tower"

Organised by Transition Shipston & Surrounding Areas
Contact Pam Bennett, 01608 685606
pam @ pambennett.com

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