Why Not Support, Shop And Eat Local This Christmas?

With Christmas just around the corner and many of us getting wrapped up in the festivities, we just wanted to send out a little reminder to say support, shop and eat local this season ...

Olney, and our surrounding towns and villages, are filled with many wonderful independent shops, businesses and restaurants that provide us with incredible products and services. Sadly, these brilliant companies can get overlooked by bigger corporations, like Amazon or restaurant chains, which is really sad. So, that is why it's more important than ever, especially in this current climate and at this time of year, to continue to support, shop and eat local.

If you are looking for the perfect present or a delicious festive meal then be sure to look closer to home. A few of our favourites include:

- Magic and More, Olney
- The Courtyard Brasserie, Olney
- Una Casa, Olney
- The Robin Hood, Clifton Reynes
- Sparks Film School, Olney

Willen Ice Cream, MK

For more inspiration and to see the array of shops and restaurants within our market town have a look at the Visit Olney website. There is so much on offer from these great independent businesses. Be sure to shop and eat local, not just at Christmas, but all year round.

As we enjoy our December festivities, do remember the true meaning of Christmas, and that is giving. if you can, why not help those in need within our community? A great way of doing this is by supporting community projects, including Olney is Kind and MK Foodbank. They rely entirely on donations from local people and businesses, particularly around Christmas.

It's been a challenging year for many of us, but let's help make everyone's Christmas special this year. Before we do get lost in the next few weeks, the team at The Arches Theatre would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

We look forward to seeing you all again in 2023.

If you'd like to find out more about anything I've written here, call me on 01234 241357 or leave a comment below and I'll be in touch.