A range of independent businesses in Northwich are taking part in a national initiative this October to encourage people to shop local and support the local high street.

Fiver Fest, which is organised by Totally Locally, runs from 10th-24th October and sees businesses offering products and services for just £5 to say thank you to the communities that support them.

Northwich joins over 100 other towns across the UK who are taking part in this month’s Fiver Fest, with Totally Locally partnering up with Visa to encourage greater participation.

The campaign centres on the importance of supporting local businesses and spending money in independents, with Totally Locally research showing that if every adult in the UK spent £5 per week in their local shops and businesses, instead of online or with multi-nationals, it would be worth £13.5 billion going directly into towns.

The SalthouseNW, The BullringNW, Northwich Vapour, Vinnies, Gwen’s Bridal & Sewing Sew, Weigh of the World, Bruschetta, Omnia, Williamson’s Bakery, Sew EasyObeid Galleries & Events and Crafty Stitches have already signed up to take part in Northwich with more businesses set to join in over the two-week campaign.

The Bullring NW

Business Improvement District Programme Manager Jane Hough is delighted that businesses in Northwich are getting involved with the campaign and hopes people visit the high street to take advantage of the Fiver Fest offers.

“It’s great to see businesses in Northwich joining in with Fiver Fest to offer some fantastic deals, especially when they have all had a challenging year.

“Local independent businesses are the lifeblood of the community and Northwich wouldn’t have anywhere near as diverse an offering as it does without them all. Their value and importance has been there for all to see over the last few months especially, and this campaign is a great way to shine a spotlight on the fantastic work they do and the unique products and services they offer.

“Shopping local and supporting local businesses will be crucial in protecting the future of the high street, so I would urge people to come and see what Fiver Fest is all about and to take advantage of the great deals that our shops, retailers and organisations are running.”