Ashton-under-Lyne independent businesses join the ‘Totally local fiver fest’ shopping campaign

ASHTON-under-Lyne is joining over 100 Independent High Streets across the UK to put on very special £5 offers across two weeks in October (10-24th), in the TOTALLY LOCALLY FIVER FEST.  


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.


This Fiver Fest, Totally Locally is partnering with Visa to encourage even more small business owners to sign up to this celebration of independent high streets. Together, they are also calling on consumers to divert £5 of their weekly spend to support the small businesses in their communities.

Val Unwin said “Fiver Fest is now a big part of our promotions for Ashton u Lyne. The independent shops and businesses are what makes our town special and unique. We appreciate it when our community support us, so these offers are to say thank you for that support, and to show just what great value our local businesses are.”


“If every adult in Ashton spent just £5 per week in their local independent shops and businesses, it would mean £9.4m per 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. Makes you think doesn’t it?!”


Fiver Fest has been running successfully in individual towns in the UK and abroad over the past 7 years, but in 2019 the team at Totally Locally brought together towns across the country in one big Fiver Fest celebration.


Fiver Fest Offers have been imaginative and varied; from £5 massages, to a £5 local meat packs, £5 best-selling book offers to £5 lunch deals and even axe-throwing for £5.


For any independent business wishing to participate in the Fiver Fest in Ashton, please contact Val Unwin of Decisions Clothing

£5 offers are already coming in from Nat’s Bombay Kitchen, Pearsons Butchers, Fruits and Roots, Knits and Pieces, Briggs Butchers, Detox Juice Bar, New She and more!


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