Month: August 2018

Shoe Town: The rise of #Shoeplants

Dear fellow readers, it is with much joy that I can say we’ve survived the judging rounds of this years East Midlands and Britain in Bloom finals. Yes two rounds of judging. Hurrah! From humble beginnings last year, Kardi and I have managed to expand the theme through the town in 2018 and this year working with the high street via Northampton BID, the Town council via Councillor Anna King and Buddies of Beckets. You see that is only part of the joy. It is ok to get the recognition for the ‘brainchild’ but to see the community getting involved and working together is what it is all about.  Equipping, empowering, inclusion and involvement  are some of the most key words in any successful project. All of our shoes on display have been via public donations, friends and for the shop windows, from charity shops, where we have carefully selected pairs that we thought would be suited to the shop. We couldn’t give Montague Geoffrey a pair of stilettos for instance. Being a gentleman’s store, …