Posted: 17.06.21 at 10:54 by Hannah Corfield
The sun is shining, life is starting to resemble some sort of normalcy after "the year of the pandemic" and to top it off, Honiton Totally Locally is back with another deal-packed Fiver Fest.
The event takes place from 12 - 26 June and encourages shoppers onto the High Street and into independent businesses and services available in the town. It's a way of changing habitual online buying and making people aware of what's on offer locally.
Event organiser Liz Pole told Nub News: "Plans for the Honiton Fiver Fest are coming together beautifully, with more traders than ever taking part.
"The Fiver Fest will be taking place the length and breadth of the town in the independent shops. To participate, traders must offer a higher priced product or service for just £5.
"We are calling on residents to do their bit for independent, local shopping not only to preserve the unique character of Honiton as a town, but also because doing so can put tens of millions into circulation in the local economy.
"More wealth being retained in the community means better upkeep, better facilities, better amenities and better services."
Honiton Town Councillor, Jake Bonetta, told us that he is 'proud' to be part of the upcoming Fiver Fest in Honiton.
He said: "Following on from its success in 2020, the festival provides an exciting opportunity for our brilliant local businesses to boast the fantastic products they offer our communities.
"If everyone in the town spent just £5 per week in local businesses as opposed to online, it would boost the town's economy by nearly £2.5 million.
"Following the hard-hitting impact of the pandemic on our High Streets, it is imperative that we support our local businesses and shop local."
Greenhalls Sewing and Embroidery: Embroidered make up bags for £5, usually sell them for £7.
Pavot: Artist cards normal price £3.50 each
Alan Rowe Barbering: Beard trim and head massage (combined) £5
Graham York Rare Books: HJ Yallop History of Honiton Lace Industry normally £8
Bests of Honiton Beds: Cleaning kits for leather or fabric was £25 now £5. Castor cups was £9.99 now £5.
Aloe Goodness with Manda: Aloe lips 2 for £5, Aloe avocado face abs body soap £5, Forever bright toothpaste £5, Aloe ever-shield deodorant £5
Muddy Good Grub: A box of 4 cupcakes (vanilla, chocolate or lemon for £5)
FoneFix Honiton: Hydrogel screen protectors usually £14.99, £5 during Fiver Fest.
L’Reigns: Sample sachets 10 for £5, hair feathers 3 for £5
Honiton Photo Box: Personalised Mugs, 20 6x4 Same Day Prints
Wine World: Cheap Street Wine Club, a red and a white at a fiver a bottle
French Hen: Selected hand bags, purses and makeup bags
Honiton Eye Clinic: REVO-OCT wellness scan usually £20 for £5
Ali’s: Burger, fries and drink £5 (normally £5.50), Chicken sandwich, fries and drink £5 (normally £6.20)
Honiton Pottery: Two milkshakes for £5 (normally £3.20 each)
RKL Tools: 8 packets of seeds for £5 normally 99p each
Lombard’s Antiques: Three silver ingots normally £8, carved wooden pot normally £12.50
Honiton CCTV: Initial survey/consultation normally £50
Fig and Ivy: Bamboo socks from Miss Sparrow
Honiton Tech Shop: Core charging cables normally £7.99, core earbuds normally £6.99, Evo screen protectors normally £5.99
Lacemakers Café: Afternoon Tea – sandwich, cake and a hot drink
Little Venice: Spirit brand bum bags – assorted colours normally £9.99
Run Venture: Slapseg sunglasses normally £30
Honiton Sports: Assorted balls
Indian Cuisine: Any curry with rice or bread £5
Honiton Kebab and Pizza: Any pizza valued up to £13.50 for £5
Ganesha: 2x Tony’s Bars £5, normally £3.49 each, 3x Montezuma Bars £5, normally £2.59 each
The Three Tuns: Home-made lasagne normally £7.99
Complete Meats: 6 eggs, 4 large pork sausages and a pack of bacon £5
R Branner Chartered Accountant: “The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work”, book about business entrepreneurship, normally £11.99 for £5
Honiton Hearing Centre: Earol olive oil spray 10 ml
Just cards: Wrendale Designs spiral-bound notebooks normally £5.99
Jippi Jappa: Hats normally £8
Honiton wine bar: £5 cocktails
East Devon lock and key
Studio H Beauty Academy
4 You From Me
Peter Betteridge Beds
Gertie and Bertie
Roots To Health
Organisers will be promoting participating businesses the Totally Locally Honiton Facebook page and with signage on the High Street.
To get involved contact Liz Pole on 07485 194 779 or email [email protected]
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