These 116 UK towns are of offering £5 off in their independent shops for the next two weeks

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From Country Living

Fiver Fest – a two-week national celebration of Britain's small shops and independent businesses — will return on Saturday 10th October with an exciting line-up of shopping deals.

From bakeries to pet shops and book stores, small companies in 116 towns across the UK will offer shoppers special £5 deals as a way to help keep their independent businesses afloat — and attract new customers. The deals will run for two weeks.

According to research from Visa, 76% of shoppers believe their high street needs additional support, while 42% of small businesses say that the next three months are crucial to their survival.

Sadly, 29% of small business owners are not confident about the future, with a further 61% of shoppers admitting they could do more to support small businesses by shopping locally.

If you prefer to shop small, sign up to our Country Living Christmas Artisan Pop-Up Market. It will be a 60-hour festive shopping bonanza from midday on Friday 6th November to midnight on Sunday 8th November.

Register for free and we'll send you access to discounts on hundreds of our trusted CL artisans and small businesses.


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Dominic White, Head of Merchants and Acquirers at Visa, explained the importance of the event. He said: "We know that 2020 has been exceptionally challenging for small businesses so we're doubling down on our commitment of support.

"Visa is proud to work with Totally Locally in its mission to bring communities together, and we encourage all small businesses to sign up to Fiver Fest ahead of 10th October. The next three months will be such an important period for small businesses, so we are urging the nation to back the spirit of Fiver Fest and shop local, either online or offline, to help communities recover."

For the first time, Totally Locally is also creating a virtual shopping experience to help get local businesses online. The first three towns to launch initially include Hebden Bridge, Leek and Crickhowell, with many more towns to follow.

Whether you want to treat yourself or make a start on your Christmas shopping, there are plenty of ways to give your local high street the love it needs. Take a look at the towns taking part below...

116 UK towns taking part

1. Aberystwyth, Wales

2. Alloa, Scotland

3. Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire

4. Ashburton, Devon

5. Ashtead, Surrey

6. Ashton-Under-Lyne, Greater Manchester

7. Axminster, Devon

8. Banff, Scotland

9. Barnstaple, Devon

10. Barry, Wales

11. Beaminster, Dorset

12. Bedford, Bedfordshire

13. Belper, Derbyshire

14. Bolsover, Derbyshire

15. Bognor Regis, West Sussex

16. Bridgwater, Somerset

17. Bridport, Dorset

18. Brigg, Lincolnshire

19. Brighton (North Laine), East Sussex

20. Brighouse, West Yorkshire

21. Burntisland, Scotland

22. Caldicot, Wales

23. Cheadle, Staffordshire

24. Chester-Le-Street, County Durham

25. Chesterfield, Derbyshire

26. Chichester, West Sussex

27. Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire

28. Chorley, Lancashire

29. Cloughmills, Northern Ireland

30. Congleton, Cheshire

31. Corsham, Wiltshire

32. Clay Cross, Derbyshire

33. Crewkerne, Somerset

34. Crickhowell, Wales

35. Cullompton, Devon

36. Crediton, Devon

37. Darlington, County Durham

38. Dartmouth, Devon

39. Daventry, Northamptonshire

40. Dufftown, Moray

41. Eastbourne, East Sussex

42. Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

43. Faversham, Kent

44. Halifax, West Yorkshire

45. Hartlepool, County Durham

46. Hasland, (Chesterfield), Derbyshire

47. Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

48. Holyhead, Wales

49. Honiton, Devon

50. Horwich, Lancashire

51. Ilfracombe, North Devon

52. Kinghorn, Scotland

53. Kingsbridge, Devon

54. Kirkham, Lancashire

55. Knutsford, Cheshire

56. Leek, Staffordshire

57. Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

58. Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

59. Linlithgow, West lothian

60. Llambed (Lampeter), Wales

61. Longridge, Lancashire

62. Lutterworth, Leistershire

63. Lyme Regis, Dorset

64. Machynlleth, Powys

65. Maldon, Essex

66. Malton & Malton, North Yorkshire

67. Market Drayton, Shropshire

68. Middlewich, Cheshire

69. Mold, Wales

70. Morriston, Wales

71. Nairn, Scotland

72. Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

73. Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire

74. Newport, Isle of Wight

75. Northwich, Cheshire

76. Okehampton, Devon

77. Ormskirk, Lancashire

78. Overton, Hampshire

79. Paignton, Devon

80. Paisley, Scotland

81. Penarth, Wales

82. Plymouth, Devon

83. Prescot, Merseyside

84. Preston, Lancashire

85. Rochdale, Greater Manchester

86. Ruddington, Nottinghamshire

87. Rugeley, Staffordshire

88. Ryde, Isle of Wight

89. Sale, Greater Manchester

90. Saltburn, North Yorkshire

91. Sandwich, Kent

92. Seaton, Devon

93. Sheerness, Kent

94. Shepton Mallet, Somerset

95. Shipston-On-Stour, Warwickshire

96. Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire

97. Steyning, West Sussex

98. Stockton On Tees, County Durham

99. Stornoway, Scotland

100. Stone, Staffordshire

101. Stonehouse, Gloucestershire

102. Stroud, Gloucestershire

103. Swadlincote, Derbyshire

104. Tavistock, Devon

105. Teddington, Middlesex

106. Tiverton, Devon

107. Tynemouth, North Tyneside

108. Turriff, Scotland

109. Whitley Bay, Northumberland

110. Worksop, Nottinghamshire

111. Wymondham, Norfolk

112. York, North Yorkshire

113. Beaminster, Dorset

114. Cheadle, Staffordshire

115. Machynlleth, Wales

116. Shepton Mallet, Somerset

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