Sherborne’s Independent businesses in with Fiver Fest

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Thousands of independent businesses are coming together this October to highlight their contribution to the Great British high Street.

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To show the importance of supporting our high streets, Sherborne is joining with other independent High Streets across the UK to put on very special £5 offers across two weeks in October, in the ‘Totally Locally Fiver Fest 2021’.

Just Five Pounds

For Fiver Fest, Totally Locally is partnering with Visa, and together, they are calling on shoppers to divert just £5 of their weekly spend to support the small businesses in their communities.

Jane Wood of Sherborne Chamber of Commerce said “If every adult in Sherborne spent just £5 per week in their local independent shops and businesses, it would mean £1.9m per year going directly into our local economy. That leads to more jobs, a better high street, a stronger economy & a nicer place to live. Makes you think doesn’t it?!”

We’re shopping more locally

YouGov research has shown that 59% of shoppers have used more local shops to support them during lockdown. And they want to keep on supporting them; Fiver Fest makes that even easier.

During Fiver Fest, every participating business creates a £5 deal to support the ‘just £5’ message. Offers can be imaginative and varied; from £5 massages, to a £5 locally sourced meat packs, £5 best- selling book offers to £5 lunch deals, £5 walking tours and even £5 vintage bus seats! Many businesses find it to be their busiest time outside of Christmas.

Sherborne is joining with the National Fiver Fest 9th – 23rd October. Any independent Sherborne business wishing to participate, please contact Jane Wood on 07917 754757.

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