Mytown same-day deliveries to start in Aldershot

Sustainable, same-day delivery company Mytown has expanded its operations out of West London to Aldershot in a partnership with Rushmoor Borough Council.

Mytown is a service that works with local businesses to offer deliveries to their nearby customers, and the council is getting involved to help support its high street shops that have been impacted by the pandemic.

Councillor David Clifford, leader of Rushmoor Borough Council, said: “The website will help our businesses to reach more customers and give shoppers even more choice.

“You will be able to choose to have your items brought to your doorstep in one simple electric bike delivery or use the click and collect service. Shopping local has never been easier.”

The aim for both courier and council is to emulate the speed and ease customers can have goods delivered from larger online retailers, only for small local businesses.

As part of the partnership with Rushmoor council, Mytown will employ local young adults of 16-24 years old who are on the government KickStart back to work scheme. They will be paid market rates for six month placements.

Dominic Brookman, chief executive officer of Mytown Shops, said: “We believe that there is a better way to keep it local and online.

“We are extremely pleased in helping to support local employment in Rushmoor particularly through the Kickstart Scheme, this will give local young adults the opportunity to learn new skills while gaining valuable work experience.”

Mytown deliveries will use e-cargo-bikes, some with chilled storage boxes to carry groceries and other products in a climate friendly way to customers across Aldershot.