Fiver Fest is back with tempting £5 offers across Plymouth
Plymouth shoppers and visitors are in for a treat as the Totally Locally Fiver Fest comes to the city centre from tomorrow (March 12) and runs until March 26.
More than 100 towns and thousands of businesses across the UK are joining together to bring you a huge variety of £5 offers, to highlight the contribution to the economy that local shops and businesses bring. It is also an opportunity for those businesses to say “Thank you” to their loyal customers who have supported them through the pandemic.
The Plymouth campaign is organised and promoted by the Plymouth City Centre Company and you can find out more and view all the offers on our Shop4Plymouth website here: Fiver Fest – Shop 4 Plymouth
The website and its Shop4Plymouth social media channels were initially set up by the City Centre Company, Plymouth City Council and the Plymouth Waterfront Partnership in response to the COVID lockdowns. With more than 400 businesses now listed, it forms part of our #GeddonPlymouth Shop Local campaign.
Steve Hughes, chief executive of the Plymouth City Centre Company, said: “This campaign is all about getting people back to our High Street to browse the shops, or come in with family and friends for a bite to eat or drink and see what they have been missing.
“Since COVID, we have seen many new businesses open up, especially in the West End around Plymouth Market where we now have a real mix of international restaurants and cafes alongside our traditional shops, giving the area a real buzz.”
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 since 2010 with incredible results.
Fiver Fest is based around the now famous Totally Locally £5 message:
Mr Hughes added: “Of course the big High Street chains are hugely important to our city centre and provide thousands of local jobs but if every adult in Plymouth spent just £5 a week in their local independent shops and businesses, it would mean more than £50m a year going directly into our local economy. Which can lead to more jobs, a better high street, a stronger economy & a nicer place to live.”
Totally Locally founder Chris Sands said: “Over 100 towns from the North of Scotland to the South coast of England now take part in Fiver Fest events on a regular basis. Fiver Fest is about everyone working together to promote their town and high street as a whole, instead of individually. If lots of shops have great offers on, the trip to the high street is really worthwhile and fun.”
Independent businesses in Plymouth can still join in if they are quick by signing up here: Fiver Fest Form – Shop 4 Plymouth