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Fiver Fest fortnight comes to Prescot

by Laura Johnston

Following on from a hugely successful event in October last year, Fiver Fest is back in Prescot and this time it’s double the fun as it runs for two weeks instead of one.

From Saturday 15 to Sunday 29 February, shoppers can take advantage of exclusive £5 deals at independent businesses across the town, showing support for their favourite shops, bars, salons and restaurants or discovering something completely new!

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

The national initiative aims to encourage shoppers to make small changes to their shopping habits and support independent businesses on their local high street.

If every adult in Prescot and Whiston spent just £5 a week with a local independent business rather than online, at big chain stores or supermarkets it would deliver almost £5.6m pounds to the local economy each year.

Businesses across Prescot town centre will be putting on special £5 deals for the duration of the campaign to entice new and existing shoppers.

Here are some examples of the great Fiver Fest £5 offers in Prescot:-

Aphrodite Hair & Beauty:  £5 for make-up, braiding or eyebrow shape

B P Devlin:  £5 for 3 sirloin steaks, 4 chicken fillets or 2 quality cook in sauces

Designer Kidz Boutique:  £5 for all socks

Down In Albion:  £5 for soup & a ‘ciabutty’ or breakfast muffin with tea or coffee

Gracies:  £5 for 6 small personalised strip banners with a picture

Honeycomb:  £5 for a dry cut, blow dry with an apprentice or Quick Fix Facial

Jessie & Co:  £5 on all necklaces

Natural & Gorgeous:  £5 for an eyebrow wax

Party World:  £5 for a personalised foil balloon

Poco Loco:  £5 for doubles from a selection of gins, vodkas & other spirits

Renaissance:  £5 for an eyebrow shape or eyebrow tint with Courtney

The Bard:  £5 for large wine or double Whitley Neil gin & tonic

The Brazilian Waxing Studio:  £5 for an eyebrow wax

The Dance Shop:  £5 on all dance tights

The Hair Shack:  £5 for a dry trim or an eyebrow wax

The Deanes House:  £5 for 2 cocktails

The Old Mill:  £5 for breakfast & a pint

The Oven:  £5 for a 12” margarita pizza

The Vestry:  £5 for a box of 4 cupcakes

Urbano Chiringuito:  £5 for a small plate with bottle of San Miguel or glass of sangria

Cath O’Grady owner of The Dance Shop on Eccleston Street said “The independent shops and businesses are what makes our town special and unique. We appreciate it when our community support us, so these offers are to say thank you for that support, and to show just what great value our local businesses are.”

Councillor Graham Morgan, Leader of Knowsley Council said: “It’s hard to argue with the figures. Spending just £5 a week with independent businesses in your area will help our high streets to thrive. That means more jobs for local people, a better high street and a stronger local economy which all help to create a nicer place to live. I’d urge everyone to pay a visit to Prescot during Fiver Fest and discover some of the amazing independent businesses on their doorstep.

If you own or run an independent business in Prescot, it’s not too late to take part. Contact Louise Gillespie at louise@jessieandco.co.uk or 0151 538 2541 for more information about getting involved in Fiver Fest.