Shop Local with new SEE3 festive brochure

As Chair of SEE3 I am delighted to continue to support our local businesses by producing our 2020 brochure which gives a comprehensive listing of traders in our local community.

You can download the brochure here -

The SEE3 Portas Pilot was launched in 2012 with funding from the Mayor of London and Lewisham Council. There have been two community hubs Jack and Jill to engage residents in their high streets, pilot markets in Forest Hill, Kirkdale and Sydenham and nine pop-up shops.

We have produced our annual local directory to promote independent shops in SE23 and SE26 postcode areas including Forest Hill, Kirkdale and Sydenham.

The guide highlights the wealth of local, independent businesses we have in our community and, despite the pandemic, they are still aiming to be open for trade during this festive season.

Due to the lockdown and uncertainly for our traders in planning their Christmas events, our very small team have worked tirelessly to ensure all our independent traders are included in this directory.

Where possible we have advised local traders to offer an online service to customers to avoid missing out on valuable trade. We have encouraged all our local businesses to continue to follow the Covic-19 rules and guidelines and ensure all their customers can be as safe as possible.

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Small Business Saturday

Satruday 5 December

This Saturday (5th December) marks Small Business Saturday – a day which celebrates the contribution of small businesses to our economy, and encourages residents to shop local in order to support small businesses.

Lewisham has one of the highest numbers of small and independent businesses in London.

As you will very well know, this year businesses have been hit hard by the pandemic. The Council has already provided over £43m in grants to nearly 4,000 businesses. But as we enter the crucial pre-Christmas period, local businesses need us to support them more than ever.

To mark Small Business Saturday, the Council is launching our ‘Shop Safe, Shop Local’ campaign, which is focused on promoting small businesses in Lewisham and safeguarding local jobs.