FIVER FEST IS BACK
Independent stores across Plymouth are joining in our two-week Shop Local campaign from October 9 to October 23
Plymouth is joining more than 100 Independent High Streets across the UK, to put on special £5 offers across two weeks in October, in the TOTALLY LOCALLY FIVER FEST.
Starting next Saturday (October 9), there will be a selection of £5 offers across the city, aimed at encouraging more people to shop locally and support our independent shops, cafes and restaurants who have been hit hard by the COVID pandemic.
To usher in the event, the Plymouth City Centre Company, is hosting an hour of live entertainment on Saturday with steel band Real Steel performing in Frankfort Gate from mid-day until 1pm.
Steve Hughes, chief executive of the Plymouth City Centre Company, said “Fiver Fest is now a big part of our work for our independent businesses. The community support for local businesses has been amazing during lockdown, so these offers are to say thank you to customers, and to highlight the great value and economic impact of shopping locally.
“Real Steel were really popular at our West End Carnival so we decided to bring them back to create a festival atmosphere in the West End and around Plymouth Market. We hope people will come in, enjoy the entertainment and spend some time browsing our many brilliant independent businesses.”
The special offers can be found on the Shop4Plymouth website at https://shop4plymouth.co.uk/fiver-fest/ and there is still time for independent businesses to join in.
The Shop4Plymouth website and social media channels are part of the #GeddonPlymouth marketing campaign, which was set up by the Plymouth City Centre Company in partnership with Plymouth City Council and the Plymouth Waterfront Partnership to support businesses through the COVID crisis.
FIVER FEST is a free to join campaign, devised and run by Totally Locally, a Grass Roots High Street Organisation that has been helping businesses and High Streets to help themselves since 2010 with incredible results.
A spokesman for the campaign said:
“If every adult in Plymouth spent just £5 per week in their local independent shops and businesses, it would mean more than £50m per year going directly into our local economy which can lead to more jobs, a better high street, a stronger economy and a nicer place to live. Makes you think doesn’t it?!”
For further information please see https://shop4plymouth.co.uk/fiver-fest/