Be heard: Business Survey (continued)
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.
"A supermarket would mean less parking space for tourists and people working in Hay"
Elaine, Country Supplies