PRINCES RISBOROUGH TOWN COUNCIL
24 November 2020 – For immediate release
The Council that do your Christmas shopping!
Following a successful pilot phase and with Christmas soon approaching, The Risborough Basket have extended their delivery areas and will now be adding Saturday’s to their free daily delivery scheme during the month of December, enabling residents that live in Princes Risborough and surrounding villages to do their Christmas shopping from home!
The Risborough Basket website, an innovative scheme from Princes Risborough Town Council, allows customers to browse and buy products from 16 local shops and businesses and pay for their goods in one secure single transaction without having to phone or visit any local shops in person. If orders are placed before 2pm, goods will be collected and delivered free of charge on the same day to residents who live in all HP27 postcodes, Little Kimble, Great Kimble, and certain areas of HP14.
The Basket which during the first lockdown processed over 20,000 local deliveries and phone orders in just 150 days, became an essential service to residents and businesses in the earlier part of this year.
The new version of Risborough Basket acts as an online shop frontage for local businesses and has been spearheaded by the Council’s Economic Regeneration team. Led by Town Mayor & Chairman, Cllr Matthew Walsh, The Council who were keen to see their pre-lockdown work and support of the town centre’s small independent businesses not be in vain, and together with their business partners, gave their time and services for free to create an online platform for the Retailers to continue to trade whilst facilitating and promoting local shopping
Cllr Walsh added “We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved with the Basket during both lockdowns and the new iteration of the Basket is a logical step for our Retailers and Residents”. “Our High street is still an extremely important community hub and we have a brilliant range of independent shops, cafes, and service businesses, however with more people shopping online we need to keep our local businesses and Town Centre alive now more than ever” He continued “We believe the Risborough Basket will allow for continued support of our local economy whatever your shopping preference”
Visit the Risborough Basket at www.risboroughbasket.co.uk