Posted: 09.06.21 at 10:05 by Alex Jones
Fiver Fest - a national celebration of independent shops and businesses - returns to Penarth next week.
Thirty-nine indie shops, cafes and retailers in the town will be taking part in the two-week campaign, which runs from 12 - 26 June.
Each partaking business is offering a £5 deal to incentivise shoppers to return to the high street and thank them for their support so far.
Over one hundred nationwide towns are taking part in the initiative. which was developed by independent shop campaign group Totally Locally.
"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," say Totally Locally. "Which can lead to more jobs, a better high street, a stronger economy and a nicer place to live. Makes you think doesn’t it.
Angelina Hall, chair of Penarth Business Group and owner of Glass By Design on Station Approach, hopes the scheme will remind returning shoppers how rich and versatile Penarth's high street is.
"It’s a great opportunity to show off the amazing diversity we have in our town," she told Nub News. "You can go from Jo’s Organics on Glebe Street and even the Galley in the Marina all the way down to Apothecary 64 in Cornerswell Road and Pickford’s at the seafront. This really spans the whole town.”
"A lot of this is also about thanking our locals for all the support they’ve given us with some great deals."
Traders also hope the festival will increase footfall in the town, which has been reportedly low since the most recent lockdown was lifted.
"It’s important that people know that shops are locally owned and that spending money with us makes a real difference," continued Angelina. "It’s about trying to keep that money in the local economy."
Here are all the Fiver Fest deals announced so far:
AB Snell - Curry night meal deal
Acorn - A pair of bamboo sticks
Andrea’s Flower Boutique - A selection of flowering houseplants
Apothecary 64 - A £7 car diffuser for £5
Artisans Corner - Small mounted prints from Diana Mead, fused glass pendants from Judith Martin Jones, a small mounted penguin print by Guy Wooles
Bar44 - A can of Estrella Galicia and a bowl of olives
Beauty Box - Brow wax or tint
Brutons the Bakers - 2 large beef or curry vegetable pasties & any 2 individual cakes
Crafty Devil Brewing - TBC
The Crepe Escape - Breakfast (10am - 12pm) bacon sandwich and a hot drink or French toast with caramelised bananas or blueberries and maple syrup with any hot drink. Lunch (12pm - 3pm) tomato and mozzarella crepe and a drink or cheese and ham and a drink, garlic mushroom crepe and a drink, chicken pesto crepe and a drink. (3pm - 5pm) Any sweet crepe and a drink (Offer excludes Luxury Hot Chocolates, Milkshakes and Freakshakes.)
Enerchi - 1 . Three natural fragrance bath bombs 2. Mini hand cream, mini all round cream, one shampoo pastille. 3. For men Benecos 75 ml eco shaving cream.
Florist 64 - Small succulent in a pot
FootHills Reflexology - Reflexology Taster Session
Foxy’s - Breakfast Omelette (meat or veg) Breakfast Salad, jacket potato with choice of filling, choice of Foxy sandwiches/baguettes, Quiche of the Day… All served with a hot drink
The Galley - Small hot drink and a sweet treat
Gifts @ No 9 - A jewellery bag and small coin purse
Gin 64 - A glass of prosecco
Glass By Design - Gin Swizzlers, Glass Hangers, felted heart hanger, card packs
Griffin Books - Any children’s book priced £6.99 or less
Funky Monkey - All sunglasses £5
The Hair Business - Luxury Hair Conditioning Treatment with any hair service & selected products
Jo's Organics Penarth - Faith in Nature Hair Mask - Coconut & Shea or Dragon Fruit
Keyif - Small Mezze Platter or Baklava selection and coffee
Lily Pad Florists - A lovely succulent & pot
Lou's - Women's or men's sun glasses
Not Socks Again - Eco friendly steel straw with cleaning brush and carry case
Osmond Drake - Anti-fog cloths for glasses when wearing a mask
Penarth Eye Centre - Anti-fog cleaning spray and cloth
Pickford’s - Bacon bap or vegetarian sausage bap and hot drink
Polka Dot Door - A choice of summer scarves
Pro Health & Nutrition - TBC
Puraveda - Double your money! A £10 voucher for £5
The Queen B - A selection of face masks
Rowley's - A selection of silver pendants
Thompsons Butchers - 6 pork loin steaks
Umpa Lumpa - £7 Pick 'N' mix for £5
Wax & Glo - Brow wax or tint
Willmore’s 1938 - Bacon or sausage sandwich and hot drink
Zero Penarth - Choose from a selection of Faith in Nature products + Voucher