Shop Saddleworth made easy as local businesses unite to support exciting new initiative

‘CAN’T get to the village? Let the village come to you’ – that’s the motto of an expanding business concept designed to make shopping easier.

Started in March 2018, Shop Saddleworth has been organised to take the stress out of a regular necessity that can often become a chore.

There’s also the added bonus of supporting local shops and stores while receiving the finest, freshest hand-picked products.

‘Shop Saddleworth’ is the brainchild of Paul Lowcock of Paul’s Quality Meats on High Street in Uppermill.

So far he’s been joined in the venture by: Albertis greengrocers and Turners dry cleaners, both on New Street, Eden Florists in the Square plus delicatessen Oliviccio and Saddleworth Wine Vault, both on the High Street.

More are expected to join as news of the venture spreads. Any Saddleworth businesses interested in joining this new venture please call: 01457 874448.

Paul decided to act to ensure trade stayed with Saddleworth businesses while at the same time uniting the villages and making local produce more accessible.

He has been passionate about sticking to the heritage of the locality and sense of community of small villages being key in the Shop Saddleworth ethos.

“Shop Saddleworth is all about getting village shops together and supporting both them and the community,” said Paul.

“Lack of parking has become an issue in Saddleworth.

“So, we have been proactive in doing everything possible to ensure current and future customers support local shops.

“The scheme is designed to embody everything that is good about the tight knit village community.

“It will promote inclusivity as not everyone is able to go out and do their own local shopping.

“That’s why we think ‘Shop Saddleworth’ is an innovative and progressive idea.

“The possibilities are endless and I’m hoping more businesses will join us in helping to keep the villages alive.”

As the name suggests the scheme covers the whole of Saddleworth with a £3 delivery charge inside the parish and a small extra charge for deliveries further afield.

Delivery timeslots can be booked at customers’ convenience in addition to payment on delivery via cash or card.

If a product selected isn’t available simply choose substitute items when placing an order.

“We will use our experience to select a suitable replacement item, or we will call you to confirm,” added Paul.

Items are not marked up therefore you’re only paying exactly what it would cost you in the shop.

Orders can be placed now via phone or the Shop Saddleworth website. Call now on 01457 874448 or go online to www.shopsaddleworth.co.uk for further information.

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