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Fathers Day at Harvester

Discover a Father’s Day menu fit for a King, only at Harvester.

Dad may be King of the Grill at home but tell him to put down the tongs – Harvester have got it covered this Father’s Day 2023 with their 3-course Father’s Day Set Menu at Harvester for just £21.99. On the 17th or 18th June you can treat him to his BBQ favourites including saucy ribs, juicy steak, and tender skewers.


Your own personal holiday operator

Local resident Andy Cunningham has an amazing story to tell!

He’s been globe-trotting, having lived in several different countries including south and central
America, the Caribbean, Papua New Guinea as well as the UK, but he’s also spent years on long-haul flights around the world in several previous careers including furniture retail. Now Andy is the proud owner of a travel agency business right here in the Stokes!


The Hygiene hub with Boots

What is The Hygiene Bank?

Founded by Lizzie Hall (AKA our 2019 Woman of the Year), The Hygiene Bank provides essential hygiene and personal care products to those living in poverty. From deodorant to shower gel, and everything in between, this incredible charity is helping tackle hygiene poverty throughout the UK and Ireland – one donation at a time.


Summer holiday essentials from Savers

The school holidays are fast approaching and lots of us will be getting away to the sun for the 1st time in a couple of years (woohoo)

Here is a list of holiday essentials available in Savers for £10 and under


Plastic Free July tips and tricks with Holland and Barrett

Is your calendar overflowing this summer? How about your rubbish bin?

Now we’re in the hotter months, we all want to pack in the fun plans we’ve rescheduled since 2020.

But “going out” can be synonymous with “throwing out” if we’re not careful: plastic waste skyrockets by up to 40% during the summer.

Plastic Free July came about as an initiative to reduce plastic waste 11 years ago.

Their founders, the Plastic Free Foundation, envisaged a future where we’re totally free of plastic waste.

140 million people participated in Plastic Free July last year and together they reduced global household landfill waste by 1.2 million tonnes.

The official site offers 3 goals for Plastic Free July, depending on what’s most feasible for you:

  • Avoid single-use plastic
  • Target takeaway items (like bags, bottles, straws, and cups)
  • Go completely “plastic-free”.

Going plastic-free doesn’t have to mean compromising your favourite activities – and nor does it mean keeping a load of clutter around. With a bit of planning, plastic-free changes can turn into habits we soon won’t even bat an eye at.

Holland and Barrett have put together some more sustainable swaps to get you through Plastic-Free July and beyond – especially when you’re out out.