Spend a fiver and help local businesses in Harborough

Shoppers are being urged to spend a fiver and boost a local store across Harborough.

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 1:35 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 1:36 pm
Scores ofindependent shops and businesses across the district are taking part in their second Fiver Fest to supercharge the areas economy.

Scores of independent shops and businesses across the district are taking part in their second Fiver Fest to supercharge the area’s economy.

The new campaign will run from Saturday February 15 to February 29, 2020.

Harborough Market, Harbs Collective and Taste Harborough members are all uniting along with independent businesses, cafes, shops, and market stalls to showcase special £5 offers available.

The ‘Fiver Fest’ idea sprang out of the national Totally Locally scheme – which promotes ways to make towns more vibrant and resilient.

The initiative promotes the huge impact that spending just £5 extra a week in local independent businesses can have across the UK’s High Streets.

Cllr Phil King, leader of Harborough District Council, said: "The Totally Locally campaign have estimated that If every adult in Harborough spent just £5 extra per week in their local independent shops and businesses, it would bring an estimated £17.8 million per year extra into the local economy.

“The Fiver Fest campaign is a great opportunity for people to visit places in the district that they may not have seen before.

“And to top it all these shoppers will boost our local economy at the same time so everyone’s a winner.”

Shopkeeper Jarrod Burke, chairman of Harbs Collective, said: “A simple campaign like this highlights what great value products and services can be found in our local Independent businesses and shops.

“At a time when we all face fierce competition from online sales it’s crucial to support our high streets.

“So we really hope the campaign encourages shoppers to visit their local town centres.”

Find out more about Fiver Fest at www.totallylocally.org/stuff/fiver-fest