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Stroud Independent Shops take part in Totally Locally Fiver Fest

From 5th to 12th October 35 independent shops in Stroud took part in the Totally Locally Fiver Fest. We're now preparing for the even bigger Fiver Fest in 2020, from 15th to 29th February!

We publicised their special offers for the week through our Facebook page at facebook.com/totallylocallystroud on Twitter at https://twitter.com/fiverfeststroud on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/fiverfeststroud/ and via InStroud.

It is only open to independent businesses; sorry no chains and no franchises, within Stroud. The February 2020 event will follow the same principles as the last, but this time runs for two weeks - this is reflected nationally and gives a better time for promoting our great and strong independent businesses. 

As of 7th February we have 53 businesses registered to participate!

IF EVERY ADULT IN STROUD SPENT JUST £5 A WEEK IN OUR INDEPENDENT SHOPS & BUSINESSES, INSTEAD OF ONLINE OR AT THE BIG SUPERMARKETS, IT WOULD BE WORTH AN EXTRA £4.5 MILLION PER YEAR GOING INTO OUR LOCAL ECONOMY, WHICH MEANS MORE JOBS, BETTER FACILITIES AND A NICER PLACE FOR US ALL TO LIVE.
MAKES YOU THINK, DOESN'T IT?!

So, as an independent business, you need to come up with an epic £5 offer. It must be for £5, not £5 off or a percentage discount.
For example, how about offering something that was £6.99 or £5.99 for just £5 during Fiver Fest Week?
If you're a service business, how about offering something like an initial consultation for only £5?

When you post on your own social media pages, please remember to use the hashtags

#fiverfeststroud    #fiverfest    #totallylocally

...and help spread the word!

Timetable 2020

Here is our planned timetable for 2020 - dates and elements subject to change.


6 January 2020                Open for applications. - DONE
6 January 2020                Roles for administration of the event assigned - DONE
15 January 2020         Social media posts commence! - DONE
23 January 2020                      Visits to local businesses distributing information - DONE
24 January 2020                      Visits to local businesses distributing information  - DONE
27 January 2020                      Posters circulated and start to appear across the town - DONE 
w/c 3 February 2020             Start sharing the first £5 offers from participating businesses - DONE
7 February 2020 6pm      Q&A - Ale House, Stroud -  discuss how to get the best experience - DONE
7 February 2020         Deadline so submitting offers to get maximum publicity for them - DONE
7 February 2020                      Core participant registration closed - DONE
09 February 2020                  Map Published - DONE
10 February 2020          Press Release will be issued - DONE
10 February 2020                  1st Offer Poster Release  - DONE
11 February 2020                  2nd Offer Poster Release  - DONE
12 February 2020                  3rd Offer Poster Release  - DONE
12 February 2020              Map Launched - DONE
15 February 2020      FIVER FEST BEGINS!
15 February 2020      Social media posts will remind followers of the offers throughout
w/c 2 March 2020                  Questionnaire to participants


Timetable 2019

This was our timetable in 2019, to give you an idea of how it ran:

19 September 2019   Open for applications. Social media posts commence! - DONE
27 September 2019   Press Release will be issued - DONE
28 September 2019   Start circulating the first posters to participating businesses - DONE
01 October 2019        Start sharing the first £5 offers from participating businesses - DONE
01 October 2019    More posters will be circulated - DONE
02 October 2019    Map Published - DONE
04 October 2019    Q&A at Ale House in Stroud from 18:00 - DONE
05  October 2019    FIVER FEST BEGINS! - DONE
05 October 2019    Social media posts will remind followers of the offers throughout  - DONE


Remember to use the hashtags #FiverFestStroud #TotallyLocally #FiverFest


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