Wantage town centre has a wide variety independent businesses, from cafes to curtains, fashion to furniture, gifts to gyms and more. Grove's village centres are also home to a mix of different, locally-owned businesses. And we've a strong group of businesses based either at home or on sites around the town and its neighbour villages.

One of the ways Wantage Town Team is working to support them is through our Loyalty Scheme. It is a project supported by Wantage & District Chamber which the town team inherited and has worked to build. It’s a great way to keep up to date on what’s available from our independents:

Where in Wantage and Grove can you get a buy-one-get-one-half-price offer on breakfasts?*

Which businesses offer 10% off on books, toys, lunch or unique furniture?

Did you know you can get free stuff from social media audits to oven cleans, and specs cleaning packs to Reiki sessions?

How can you get a wide variety of offers on all sorts of goods and services when you shop locally?

The answer to all these questions and more are in our monthly Wantage and Grove Loyalty Card newsletter, along with details of major local events and workshops. You can sign up here.

The scheme is a brilliant way to support our great group of independent local businesses, and help maintain the variety and vitality of our town. All you have to do is buy a card at one of the businesses involved and present it at the till when you shop or eat with a Loyalty Scheme member business to claim their offer.

More than 70 local businesses are members of the scheme, and have offers each month. More than 1,700 people in the district are already cardholders.

We encourage new businesses starting up or moving into Wantage and Grove to join the scheme so it's also a good way to keep up to date with what's being added to our mix of independent shops, salons, restaurants, cafe's, pubs, gyms, health & wellbeing practitioners and non-retail businesses. Did you know we have a sports shop and a sweet shop or that you can get your tennis racket re-strung in town or food for your snakes and lizards?

You can buy a Loyalty card for a one off price of just £2 from one of the participating businesses.

For more information visit www.wantageandgroveloyalty.co.uk

*Please note the offers can change so please keep up to date with the latest by getting your Wantage and Grove Loyalty Card and checking the monthly email newsletter.