Rochdale’s independent shops offer special £5 deals for Totally Locally national Fiver Fest

Date published: 14 February 2020

To show the importance of supporting our high streets, Rochdale town centre is putting on very special £5 offers in the Totally Locally Fiver Fest across two weeks in February.

Joining in with thousands of independent shops and businesses across the UK, special offers will be available in the town centre from Saturday 15 to Saturday 29 February.

The independent businesses taking part in Rochdale are: Adam James Hair Design, Greg Couzens, Tanfantastics Sunbeds, Fizz Bomb, Candy Kabin, Roasted & Toasted, Caffe Grande Abaco, Number 10 Gallery, TMST Shoes and Bags, Heaven Scent, Ecig & Gadget Shop, Jordan’s Eggs, Toysaroo, Browns Handcrafted Cakes, Nails by Olive, the Haberdashery, Chantilly, Petite Café and Browns family jewellers.

Paul Ambrose, BID Manager, said: “Fiver Fest is now a big part of our town centre promotions. The independent shops and businesses are what makes our town special and unique. Businesses appreciate it when our community support them, so these offers are to say thank you for that support, and to show just what great value our local businesses are.”

Fiver Fest is a free to join campaign, devised and run by Totally Locally, a grassroots high street organisation that has been helping businesses and high streets to help themselves since 2010 with incredible results.


Toysaroo is one business taking part in the Totally Locally Fiver Fest
Toysaroo is one business taking part in the Totally Locally Fiver Fest


Browns family jewellers on Yorkshire Street is selling jewellery cleaner for £5
Browns family jewellers on Yorkshire Street (left) is selling jewellery cleaner (right) for £5


Fiver Fest is based around the now famous Totally Locally £5 message: “If every adult in Rochdale spent £5 per week in their local shops and businesses, instead of online, at a national chain or at the big supermarket, it would be worth £21m going directly into our local economy. Which means more jobs, a better high street, a stronger economy and a nicer place to live. Makes you think doesn’t it!”

Spending just £5 a week makes a big difference to our high street, and the Fiver Fest promotes this message.

Fiver Fest has been running successfully in towns in the UK and abroad over the past seven years, and last October, 63 towns from all over the UK to promote themselves and each other on the same week. The result was phenomenal with reports of new customers, people rediscovering shops they hadn’t been into in years and huge sales of £5 offers.


Fiver Fest offers for 2020
Fiver Fest offers for 2020


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.

“We know Fiver Fest isn’t going to change the world,” said Chris Sands of Totally Locally. “But small changes in spending habits can really make a difference to our high streets. Just by diverting £5 of our weekly spend to local independents we give them a fighting chance to thrive. It’s a conversation worth having.”

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