Northamptonshire couple's handy guide gives offers and discounts for eats and treats near Oundle

Your Little Book of Eats and Treats is the brainchild of Andy and Kelly Johnston

By Alison Bagley
Thursday, 6th May 2021, 5:17 pm

A money-saving booklet which encourages spending in independent shops, outlets and businesses in the Oundle area has been launched by a husband and wife team from King's Cliffe.

The brainchild of former Prince William School pupils, husband and wife Andy and Kelly Johnston, Your Little Book of Eats and Treats is a pocket-sized collection of exclusive offers and discounts.

Promoting local and independent businesses, the second issue of the 'Little Book' has been planned for this summer to help those selling in the Oundle area and recovering from the economic impact of Covid-19.

Andy and Kelly Johnston

Among the contributors are garden centres, accountants, coffee shops, bakeries, pubs and a butcher's shop.

Co-founder Andy said: “Who among us can say that their lives have not been affected by the pandemic in one way or another?

"The mass closure of non-essential retailers during lockdown pushed vast numbers of consumers towards online shopping, leaving the UK’s high streets emptier than ever and many businesses countrywide have struggled to survive.

“Throughout the latest lockdown, we remained determined to soldier on and help local businesses gain their share of the market, with the strength of the local community shining through, against all odds.

Your Little Book of Treats

"We are delighted that many businesses and shops are with us for issue two."

Planning for the second edition of the little book is currently under way, with many local businesses already signed up.

Subject to the current climate, 10,000 copies will be going to print – 8,000 dropping through doors in the PE8 postcode and the remainder available in shops and businesses.

Mr Johnston added: “We can all play a vital role in supporting local businesses and ensuring that they continue to thrive and bring vibrancy and life to own towns.

10,000 copies of the second edition are being printed

"We hope local people embrace the second issue of Your Little Book, just as they did the first, and they enjoy using the many money-off coupons which will be dropping through their doors this summer.”