If every adult in Brighton & Hove spent just £5 per week in their local independent shops and businesses, it would mean an extra £56.7 million per year going into our local economy – which means more jobs, a better high street, a stronger economy and a nicer place to live.
Independent traders in Brighton and Hove will be taking part in the city’s first Fiver Fest between 15-29th February 2020, by offering amazing £5 offers!
What is the Fiver Fest?
Independent shops and services in towns and cities across the UK take part by offering something for £5. It’s an incentive to spend locally and promote thinking about spending in your community to support independent business.
Strength in numbers
It takes place nationally three times a year: Participating towns all over the country run the festival on the same dates. This increases awareness at a national level, that shopping small supports independent business and breathes new life into our neighbourhoods.
It’s run by totallylocally.org and this is what they have to say: “The Totally Locally Fiver Fest is a celebration of Britain’s independent businesses and shops, many run by families or individuals, but ALL contributing massively to the economy of the UK and the wellbeing of our towns”.
To see offers from businesses taking part (and hear more, leading up to the Fiver Fest fortnight) check out the official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/177713730132365/.