I wanted to highlight this excellent initiative by one of our local Conservative Councillors in Tonbridge and Malling, Tom Edmondston-Low, who represents Higham ward.
Tom is a great supporter of his local shops and businesses, and he picked up a suggestion from the Conservative Councillors' Association (CCA) to run 'local shops promotion'.
Tom visited the parade of shops serving his community and signed them up to offer a 5% discount to all customers in possession of a discount voucher, between 1 June - 30 June 2013.
He then designed the attached leaflet, with an explanation of the promotion on the front, and various money-off vouchers on the reverse, which, along with his colleagues, will be delivered to the 3,000 houses in his ward over the coming week.
What a super initiative; it benefits the local shops by driving footfall, helps the local community be offering a discount; promotes the Conservative Party by demonstrating how we can add value and communicate with residents throughout the year and publicises the local team of Conservative Councillors who are active in their community.
An all round win, I would say!