MORE than 20 independent traders in Cleckheaton are taking part in a national campaign to get people shopping locally.
‘Fiver Fest’ encourages the town’s residents to spend £5 in their local shops, with the idea being that if every adult were to do so each week it would be worth an extra £3.2million to the local economy each year.
Organised by campaign group Totally Locally, Fiver Fest sees towns and high streets take part by putting on special £5 offers between Saturday October 5 and October 12.
Ray Norris, president of Spenborough Chamber of Trade and Commerce, said: “The idea is to show the diversity and value of what Cleckheaton as a town sells and to say thank you to the communities that support them.
“It comes from the Totally Locally £5 message showing the huge impact that spending £5 per week in our local independent shops can have on our town.
“It ties in nicely with the launch of several new independent shops and cafes in the area and the start of the construction work on Victoria Court, which will become a huge asset to the town.
“Our independent shops, cafes and bars need footfall to survive and we’re all excited to be taking part in the October Fiver Fest where the local community can embrace the £5 incentives on offer that week.”
For more information visit www.totallylocally.org/stuff.