Penarth Fiver Fest

Katherine PeachBusiness, Community, Events, Featured

Invest in your high street with Penarth Fiver Fest

Penarth has signed up for this autumn’s Totally Locally Fiver Fest- a national celebration of independent shops and businesses that make our town and high streets unique. Close to fifty indie shops, cafes and businesses in Penarth will be taking part in the two-week campaign, which runs from 10th to 24th October.

Fiver Fest is based around the now famous Totally £5 message. Based on figures calculated by Totally Locally- the grass-roots High Street organisation behind the campaign- if every adult in Penarth spent just £5 per week in their local independent shops and businesses it would mean £4.3 million per year going directly into our local economy. This would in turn lead to more jobs, a better high street, and a stronger local economy.

Each of Penarth’s 47 participating business will put on special £5 offers over the two-week celebration highlighting the diversity and value of what our high street has to offer.

Angelina Hall, chair of Penarth Business Group and co-owner of Glass by Design, said, ” Our local community has been fantastic in supporting us. This is our way of offering our thanks with some fantastic £5 offers. Come and be a tourist in your own town and explore it with new eyes. Walk through doors you normally pass- you might just discover there is so much more we have to offer than you ever thought.”

Fiver Fest has been running successfully in individual towns in the UK and abroad for the past 7 years. Totally Locally is now partnering with Visa to encourage customers to divert £5 of their weekly spend to support the small businesses in their communities. The last national Fiver Fest (held in February 2020) saw over 100 towns and thousands of independent businesses joining and reported an increase in sales and new customers as well as a buzz in the towns.

Mel Griffin, owner of independent bookshop Griffin Books, added: “During lockdown, local businesses have worked tirelessly to adapt their services and look after their customers, for example creating an online presence or introducing free delivery. The majority of us live locally and spend locally ourselves, so every fiver you spend during this Fiver Fest fortnight has a much wider benefit than it first appears. Now more than ever we need your support to keep the town thriving.”

Penarth Fiver Fest flyers and town maps will be available from the participating shops and a full list of offers will be released via social media and the Penarth Fiver Fest Facebook page soon. Keep an eye on the Totally Locally Penarth Facebook and Instagram accounts for the latest announcements.

Here is a list of the participating businesses in Penarth:

  • Andrea’s Flower Boutique
  • Artisans Corner
  • Amorio
  • Anne Morgan Jewellery
  • Bar 44
  • Beauty Box
  • Blu Hair
  • Brod
  • Brutons the Bakers
  • Crafty Devil Cellar Penarth
  • The Crêpe Escape
  • Langdon Osteopathy
  • Ener-chi
  • Frangoulis
  • Foxy’s Deli
  • Funky Monkey
  • Foothills Reflexology
  • Glass by Design
  • Gin 64
  • Gifts @ No.9
  • Griffin Books
  • Hi Plan Copy Print
  • Hamptons
  • Jo’s Organics
  • Jewels Canley Interiors
  • Lily Pad Florist
  • Lou’s for Men
  • Lush Butchers
  • Not Socks Again
  • Northern Star
  • Penarth Eye Centre
  • Penarth Music Centre
  • Penarth Pet Shop
  • Polka Dot Door
  • The Queen B
  • Refresh Skin Studio
  • Rowley’s the Jewellers
  • Rowley’s of Penarth
  • Shore
  • The Pantry
  • Street Food Hut
  • Thompson’s Butchers
  • Umpa Lumpa Sweet Shop
  • EBS Voisey & Partners
  • Windsor Fruit Stores
  • Windsor Tea Rooms
  • Willmore’s 1938