PRESCOT ARE JOINING IN WITH THE SECOND TOTALLY LOCALLY NATIONAL FIVER FEST – A HIGH STREET SHOPPING CAMPAIGN
Independent Businesses of Prescot are taking part in the TOTALLY LOCALLY National Fiver Fest, from OCTOBER 5th – 12th along with over 40 other towns throughout the UK, encouraging shoppers back into their local town centres and high streets with brilliant £5 promotional offers.
Shops, cafés, restaurants, pubs and businesses taking part are putting on special £5 deals for the duration of the Fiver Fest campaign. Just look out for the posters around town and online promoting all of the Fiver Offers.
We decided to join in with those other towns across the UK that ran the Fiver Fest last June, as it seems such a great idea for Prescot.
We’re joining in with the Totally Locally Fiver Fest to introduce some great bargains for local shoppers, but also to showcase the town and the great shops and businesses we have here, and show how important independent High Streets are to our communities and towns.
The Fiver Fest promotes the main Totally Locally message – “If every adult in Prescot spent just £5 a week with their local independent shops and businesses instead of online or at the big supermarkets or chain stores it would be worth £5,590,260 million going directly into our local economy”.
“On average each independent business has around 12 local suppliers who are also often independent, family run businesses. So that £5 spent is re-spent locally as well, further helping the town. And the beauty of spending £5 is that it’s easy, guilt free and pretty much anyone can do it. Tiny actions like this can make a huge impact when lots of people vote with their feet!“
The Fiver Fest is part of the award winning Totally Locally Town Kit – a completely free marketing campaign for towns to use which has been hugely successful in helping towns to buck the trend of declining high streets.
Chris Sands, founder of Totally Locally said “Independent businesses are the lifeblood of our High Streets and town centres, run by incredibly passionate and knowledgeable people, often pouring their life savings into their businesses. Everyone is aware of the challenges our High Streets are facing and, so far, there has been a lot of talk but no real actions. Totally Locally towns have run many Fiver Fest individually with great success, so we decided to coordinate a National Fiver Fest to spread the word about our £5 message and get people back into our town centre’s and supporting their high street”.
“Since we created The Totally Locally Town Kit & campaign, towns involved have gone on to win the High Street of The Year competition and other awards for turning their towns around, the number of empty shops in their town reduced, created brand new markets and events. But most of all the businesses in the towns have started to work together to promote their town and each other, which is the easiest way to bring life back to the High Street.
Collaborating, sharing ideas and marketing each other’s businesses sounds simple but it is quite an alien concept to a lot of retailers. Once towns start to work this way it has a massive benefit to residents, businesses and the surrounding supply chain, making the towns a better place to live and work, with better facilities and employment.
For any independent business wishing to participate in the Fiver Fest in Prescot please contact Louise Gillespie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of the offers that will be available during Fiver Fest are:
Down In Albion – £5 for new breakfast dish potato rosti, fried egg, bacon & tea or americano
Harringtons – £5 for a traditional English breakfast (valid on 26th & 27th October)
HK Beauty on Top – £5 for one of the following – file & polish hands, file & polish toes, brow shape,
Honeycomb – £5 for a blow dry with apprentice
Jessie & Co – £5 on all scarves
Natural & Gorgeous – £5 for Eyebrowshape or a File & Polish
Partyworld – £5 for a window poster (any occasion or theme)
Poco Loco – £5 for a double spirit with mixer
The Bard – £5 for 2 pints of Melwood Beer or a double Liverpool Rose Gin & Tonic
The Brazilian Waxing Studio – £5 for Eyebrow Wax
The Dance Shop – TBC
The Deanes House – £5 for 2 cocktails from their list
The Hair Shack – £5 for a dry cut
The Lord Strange – £5 for any brunch item off the menu
The Oven Pizzaria – £5 for a margherita pizza
The Shake Factory – £5 for 2 small Oreo Shakes
The Vestry Tea Room – £5 for box of 4 cupcakes
Urbano Chiringuito – £5 for a small plate from the food menu with a glass of Sangria or a bottle of San Miguel
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A number of independent shops and businesses in Prescot will be taking part in the Totally Locally National Fiver Fest from 5th October to 12th October. There will be loads of amazing special £5 offers. Keep a look out for them in Prescot.
Come along to our free Spooky Halloween Walk on Sunday 27th October 2019 from 5pm at Browns Field, Prescot L34 1NL. A spooky walk in the woods, sweet treats and scary surprises for all ages. Brought to you by the Friends of KGV Browns Field and Carr Lane Woods…..great fun for all the family…if you dare!
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council will soon be commission a number of Gateway Art installations at key entry points to Prescot.
As part of a consultation process the appointed artist Martin Heron will be visiting Prescot to meet with local residents and stakeholders alike to gain insight into their narrative for Prescot so that this can influence his final designs.
Examples of Martins work can be seen here Martin Heron Works
You can arrange to meet with Martin on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week by contacting
Principal Cultural Development and Events Manager
Communities and Neighbourhoods
Office: 0151 443 5349
Do you know an amazing voluntary community group?
There are many community groups based in Prescot which go above and beyond for their community.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is now open for nominations. You have until midnight on 13th September 2019 to submit your nomination for the group to be considered for the 2020 awards.
Click the links for more information.