Harborough’s independent businesses to join Fiver Fest High Street campaign

Published Friday 4 June 2021

Local independent shops and businesses across Harborough District are once again taking part in the Totally Locally National Fiver Fest in a bid to boost the local economy.

Fiver Fest is a free-to-join campaign, devised and run by Totally Locally, which calls on shoppers to spend just £5 each week with small businesses in their communities.

Harborough District Council is encouraging businesses to get behind the campaign by showcasing £5 offers from 12 to 26 June.

Cllr Phil King, Leader of Harborough District Council, said: “We are all aware of the challenges faced by the high street over the past year, so it has never been more vital to support our local businesses. If every adult in the Harborough District spent just £5 per week in their local independent shops and businesses, it would mean an extra £17.8 million a year going directly into the local economy, which would help to support local jobs growth, boost our high streets, and help keep our area as a nice place to live.”

Jarrod Burke, Chairman of Harbs Collective, said: “Our independent businesses are what makes our district towns so special and unique. The community support for local businesses has been amazing during, and now after, lockdown so these offers are to say thank you to customers, and to highlight the great value and economic impact of shopping locally.

“Small changes in spending habits can really make a difference to our high streets. By diverting £5 of our weekly spend to local independents we give them a fighting chance to thrive. The pandemic has shown just what an amazing contribution they make to our local communities, but we need the public’s support, now more than ever.”

This is the fifth National Fiver Fest to take place and this year’s campaign is more important than ever after the past twelve months.

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