There are several great reasons to shop from your local independents rather than spending your cash with the giant retailers out there...

Supporting local businesses preserves the unique and individual character of your towns and villages. A high street with varied people sharing their passions makes your high street a place to visit.

When you spend money with a local independent your coins stay in the local community!

Did you know that small independent businesses are some of the UK’s biggest employers? By supporting local you are helping create jobs right here in your community. Also, with no overseas travel or long truck journeys, the majority of local food and produce does not negatively impact the environment.

White Label Detroit Pizza & Becana's Coffee

Click It Local, is a virtual high street that enables shoppers to buy from any independent shop from the local high street and have it delivered straight to their door on the same day. The mission of Click it Local is to help save local high streets across the UK by making shopping local easier and faster than using giant retailers.

Residents across the whole of Colchester (and Essex!) are now able to use Click It Local to purchase from any of their favourite independent shops from their local high street all in one place, with one payment, and have it delivered straight to their door on the same day, next day or arrange to collect.

Guntons & Blackwells

From weekly food essentials, gifts, and treats to last-minute basics, customers can buy everything they need from as many different shops as they like with one payment and one delivery. There are some amazing local Colchester businesses onboard already including Visit Colchester, H.Guntons, White Label Detroit Pizza, Becana's Coffee Shop & Blackwells – it's all there from your local butchers, fishmongers, florists, gift shops, and many more.

Simply put your postcode in and start shopping from your local favourites on


H. Gunton Tea and Coffee Specialists
H Gunton, Colchester

Delicatessen and fine foods. The widest range of cut cheeses in the area. Morning coffee on the first floor. Many local products. Colchester tea towels and shopping bags. Gift packs and hampers all the year round.

Cafe - Family
Becana's Coffee Shop Front

Family run business selling delicious homemade cakes and freshly made sandwiches, paninis, salad bowls and more.

Visit Colchester Gift Shop
Shop – Local
Visit Colchester shop. Colchester Mugs, cards and placemats.

The Visit Colchester Information Centre has a fantastic Gift Shop selling Colchester Souvenirs and locally made gifts.



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