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Vote for the best #Wantage and #Grove businesses

People living in and around Wantage and Grove have a chance to recognise exceptional customer service from their local, independent shop and service businesses, and their favourite restaurant and pub in a competition for Small Business Saturday. The now annual local business awards run by Wantage Town Team and supported by Wantage & District Chamber […]

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Wantage represented in National Portrait Awards

Photogenic, an established photographic studio based in Wantage Oxfordshire, has been hand selected by the National Portrait Awards to represent the area in a national competition which aims to support three national charities. Over 65 photographic studios, from across the country, have joined forces to support three national charities by offering their session fees as […]

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Grove Business Park’s new website #wantage

GROVE BUSINESS PARK SELECT “IN HOUSE” OCCUPIER (IRUN LTD) TO BUILD NEW WEBSITE General Manager delighted to be “eating own dog food” Boston House, Grove Business Park, September 9, 2016–  An extensive and rigorous tender process has been concluded involving seven web development companies across three counties. The new management team at Grove Business Park […]

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Spotlight on places to eat and drink in #Wantage and #Grove

Here’s a chance to check out the range of great places to eat and drink we have in Wantage and Grove. They’re showcased in a new series of short films that give residents and visitors an insight into the choices available locally. The short films series for Wantage Town Team follows an earlier “Shop Local” […]

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Videos of independent shops in #Wantage

“Shop Local” is the message of a new short film series featuring owners of Wantage’s independent town centre shops. It’s the latest initiative by Wantage’s town team to promote the great range of independent shops in the town centre. There are seven short films – one promoting the town centre independent shops as a whole, and six […]

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Wantage Shopping Guide

As part of the ‘Wantage is Great‘ project, the Wantage Shopping Guide has been produced. wantage.com/wantage-shopping-guide It lists all the shops in the town and includes a map of the town centre. As part of the overall project to raise visibility and awareness of the independent retailers in Wantage, the Shopping Guide is both for […]

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Wantage is Great – prize draw

Following the recent fantastic achievement of Wantage winning the town centre category in the Great British High Street Awards, the Town Team are working hard to spread the word and support the continued progress and innovation in the town. If you haven’t discovered the latest arrivals to Wantage, now’s a good time to check them […]

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Great Eight: Awards celebration for Wantage business best

Wantage’s popular independent butchers and a family-run gift shop that is celebrating its 3rd birthday in the town are among the winners of the 2014 Small Business Saturday Local Business Awards. Vincent Montgomery’s Butchers won the Exceptional Customer Service category, while Debbie Reiber-Hodgson’s Spoilt Silly won Best Shop Front. There were also wins for The Bear Hotel […]

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Success again for Wantage’s Flashop pop up shop

The team behind Wantage’s Flashop popupshop are celebrating a milestone success for the initiative – for the second time! The unit in the town’s Arbery Arcade, which was occupied by Flashop for three months until the end of June, has now been let in their own right by a group of the businesses who made […]

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Shopping Local in Wantage and Grove could win you a great prize!

People shopping locally in Wantage and Grove are being urged to capture the moment as part of a new initiative. Cardholders of the Wantage & Grove Loyalty scheme are being asked to take a picture of a purchase they have made in any local independent business, or of the person who served them…and each month […]

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Wantage and Grove Homeworkers hot-desking option

People working from home in Wantage, Grove and neighbouring villages have a new town centre hot-desking option from this month. The Mix community space on Mill Street, Wantage is launching a new hot-desking facility there. It means people who normally work from home but would also like a town centre-based option can use the new […]

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Wantage Flashop Update

Would your business like to take a first step into Wantage town centre at the Flashop pop up shop? Wantage’s successful Flashop pop-up shop has a new home, and businesses who’d like to make use of the space are being asked to put in an expression of interest. Wantage’s town team have reached agreement in […]

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Be Part of The Mix: Wantage “community space” latest

A new community space for Wantage has opened following the refurbishment of an empty shop on the town’s Mill Street. Called ‘The Mix’, it’s being run by the non-profit cooperative group, Sustainable Wantage, and is available for local groups and organisations to hire, and host a range of skill share workshops, fund-raising activities and recycling, […]

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Local Business Awards

Local Business Awards £50 Local Shopping Voucher Up for Grabs! Supported by the Wantage and District Chamber of Commerce This month you have the chance to vote for your favourite businesses in the Local Business Awards and Wantage & Grove loyalty card holders can be entered in the draw for a chance to win a […]

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Loyalty Card Survey

Wantage and Grove loyalty card The Wantage and Grove loyalty card scheme was launched in December 2011 and has been going from strength to strength. There are almost 800 card holders and in excess of 70 local businesses participating in the scheme offering rewards to their customers. Firstly, Wantage & District Chamber of Commerce would […]

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Wantage Loyalty Card Scheme

Wantage Chamber of Commerce, District and Town Council have put their heads together and have come up with a fantastic low-cost loyalty card scheme.  Shops and businesses in Wantage are being given the chance to join a low-cost town-wide loyalty card scheme. Experience shows that loyalty card schemes combined with publicity campaigns and local community […]