Hounslow Council Proceed with £20 Voucher Scheme

Borough households will be able to spend it at participating businesses

Aim of scheme is to get local high streets busy again

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Over 200 businesses have already signed up to Hounslow Council’s ShopLocal voucher scheme which will see every household in the borough given £20 to spend.

The borough is set to become the first local authority in London set up such a scheme which aims to help support the local economy recover from the impacts of Covid-19, by encouraging ‘’in-person’ spending rather than online.

Set up in partnership with Evouchers the initiative will mean that every household should receive a unique individual code via the post towards the end of August and will have until 7 December to spend the voucher on products or services at a range of businesses including cafes, cinemas, restaurants, health and wellbeing organisations, laundrettes and many more.

Participating businesses included the Beehive pub in Brentford, Marmalade Fine Jewellery on Turnham Green Terrace, Grove Park Deli, the Chiswick Food Market on Dukes Meadows, Macken Brothers and the Hogarth Health Club. For a full list of where you can spend the vouchers click here.

Local businesses can still apply to join the initiative for free by visiting this link.

Participating businesses will receive free promotion from the Council and be included on an interactive map to help residents establish where they can spend the voucher.

Find out more about the voucher and how to redeem it by visiting www.hounslow.gov.uk/shoplocalvoucher

Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said, “Our communities have faced challenging times in the past 18 months, and we want to do everything possible to uplift our residents and business owners.

“Every household will have the opportunity to explore our fantastic range of shops and venues.

“By shopping locally, we can all do our bit to help Hounslow recover from the pandemic and foster a longer-term culture of supporting our high streets keeping the pound in Hounslow.”

Cllr Shantanu Rajawat, Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate Services added, “Businesses in Hounslow contribute so much towards the vibrant, diverse borough we love.

“We are proud of how our businesses responded to the pandemic and lockdown restrictions with immense resilience and flexibility. Now we want to support them in every way possible to rebuild.

“The ShopLocal voucher provides an innovative way of encouraging a return to the highstreets and injecting cash into the local economy.

“By shopping local you are supporting the heart of our local communities, saving independent businesses and jobs.”

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August 30, 2021

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