Support local businesses for £5 as fiver fest returns to Bognor

A initiative which sees local businesses holding special deals for £5 will come to an end this Saturday, which means there is only so much time left to get out and support your favourite local businesses.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 7:15 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 2:24 pm

That means there is only so much time left to get out and support your favourite independent shops – and pick up a good offer.

Part of the Totally Locally Fiver Fest, the initiative sees Bognor Regis joining more than 100 high streets across the UK to shout about the importance of independent businesses.

Together with VISA, Totally Locally called on shoppers all over the country to divert £5 of their weekly spend to support local businesses.

Unique Knit and Sew are offering customers three balls of scarf yarn for £5 as part of the festival
Unique Knit and Sew are offering customers three balls of scarf yarn for £5 as part of the festival

“If every adult in Bognor Regis spent just £5 in their local independent shops and businesses, it would mean £4,9million a year going directly into our local economy, which can lead to more jobs, a better high street, a stronger economy and a nicer place to live. It makes you think, doesn’t it?” said Clair Harwood, from the Bognor Regis Business Improvement District

Between four slices of homemade cake for £5 at Good and Fair, High Street, three rolls of knitting yarn at Unique Knit And Sew and a toasted panini with a drink at Pinks Parlour, this year’s Fiver Fest bargains are as varied and creative as ever.

Local businesses echoed that sentiment.

Paul Wells, owner of Unique Knit and Sew on London Road, said: “We’re grateful to the BID for hosting Fiver Fest and we’re always willing to participate in initiatives to boost our business.”

Hollie Turner from Swans Makeup Hair and Beauty

His thoughts were echoed by Hollie Turner, owner of Swans Makeup Hair and Beauty on the east end of High Street, which is offering customers the chance to pamper themselves with a £5 eyebrow shaping.

She said: “Obviously businesses are struggling at the moment and this really helps encourage people down towards this side of town, which they don’t really gravitate towards.”

“Independent shops and businesses are what make our town special and unique,” Ms Harwood added.

“Community support for local businesses has been amazing during lockdown, so these offers are to say thank you to customers.”