Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s ‘Say Hi to your High Street’ campaign returns to Cranbrook this weekend as the final stop of the four borough high street treasure hunts.
Residents and visitors are invited to visit the local businesses in Cranbrook to find hidden clues.
When you have found all of them, you can enter to win a great selection of prizes, from vouchers that can be spent at local stores, to gifts and products hand-selected by the shop owners.
In Cranbrook this weekend, you could win a collection of accessories from independent fashion boutique, Odyl, a china drinking set from Happy and Glorious, or even a £100 food hamper and a meal for two at The Hive.
To enter, you simply need to visit Cranbrook this Saturday, find the clues (9 in all) and then share a selfie showing your haul using the hashtag #sayhicranbrook either on Facebook, tagging @VisitTunbridgeWells, or on Instagram, tagging @tunbridgewellsvisitor. Alternatively, you can email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org – you will need to use this option to enter if your social media profiles are private.
Meet the traders
The traders of Cranbrook are looking forward to saying ‘Hi!’ to you this weekend – and helping you to find the treasure. Here are a few who are keen to welcome you to their town.
Specialising in unique bouquets for weddings, birthdays, funerals and everything in between, Floral Studio’s experienced team offers a selection of high-quality flower arrangements from the heart of The Capital of the Weald.
With all of their fresh flowers and plants purchased from local suppliers, Floral Studio are passionate about supporting neighbouring growers across the South East. They also have recently changed their packaging to reduce the amount of plastic used, selecting eco-friendly alternatives wherever possible.
Shoppers can browse a range of gifts, such as Kew Garden Botanical pots and other house and garden plants. You can even sign up for small group workshops to learn more about floristry and create your own bouquet.
Josh Page, Lightning Tech Repairs
With over 15 years in business, Lightning Tech Repairs can help to restore those all-important mobile and computer devices back to best condition.
Having already established himself in the repair industry, owner Josh Page decided to take the plunge and set up his own shop in Cranbrook. To help more customers further afield, they even offer a collection and drop-off service with a no-fix-no-fee guarantee.
“After years of working for other people, I decided the time was right to set up my own business,” Josh says. “I chose Cranbrook as I loved the area and it also meant I could be near my relatives.”
“I love the excitement of liaising with customers and that no two days are the same. It really does make me excited to work every day… I can’t imagine myself in a different industry!”
Steven Mummery, Phillips Man’s Shops
Whether it’s men’s formal fashion, women’s wellies or a new school uniform, Phillips Man’s Shops is stocked to meet your needs.
Moving to Cranbrook in 1976, the family run business rests in the town’s historic centre, in a building that is over 500 years old itself. Appearances can be deceiving, however, as the rural façade conceals 2,000 square feet of retail space.
Steven Mummery was happy to follow in his father’s footsteps to join the business.
“We just instantly fell in love with the town and have been here ever since — we love the community feel,” says Steven. “I work as a fireman part time, but I couldn’t give up working for the family business as I enjoy it too much!”
“Having constant interaction with customers and being a part of a community is something that I find really special.”