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Support of local trades and services: Another figure to look at is the number of supporting suppliers, trades and services that Hay's independent businesses use.

77% use local services such as plumbers, electricians and builders;
60% use local professionals such accountants and solicitors
54% use local food producers and wholesalers.

Of the shops that don't sell food, there was also significant local support, with 55% using local suppliers.3

3 The National Planning Forum states that within 2 years of a supermarket opening, typically 276 jobs will have been lost within a 10 mile radius of the store.

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Traders

"A supermarket would mean less parking space for tourists and people working in Hay"

Elaine, Country Supplies