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Rachel Bishop
By Rachel Bishop

Senior Staff Writer

14 February 2020

| | 2 min read

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Fiver Fest returns to the Grainger Market

The Grainger Market will again be showing its support for Fiver Fest, the campaign that helps celebrate Newcastle’s fantastic small businesses and shops.

FIVER FEST
Fiver Fest

If every adult in Newcastle spent just £5 per week locally at independent shops rather than online or in big supermarkets, it would mean an extra £58.5 million each year going into the local economy.

That’s the message from Totally Locally, the grass roots movement that encourages people in towns and cities across the county to support local independent businesses and shops. These are the bedrock of our communities, and when they thrive, they create real jobs, cohesive towns and strong economies. 

Fiver Fest is a great way for local people to show their support for this, with a growing number of Grainger Market traders getting on board. They will be joining other independent traders up and down the country putting on special £5 offers over the next two weeks to show the diversity and value of what they sell, and to say thank you to the communities that support them.

Cllr Ged Bell, Cabinet member for Employment and Culture at Newcastle City Council said: “I am delighted that so many Grainger Market traders are again supporting Fiver Fest, and I hope more get on board over the next two weeks.  

“What a great way of further raising the profile of the market and for the traders to promote the variety and quality of what they offer.

“Independent traders are at the heart of Newcastle and play a vital role in creating new jobs and improving the city’s prosperity.

“They also play an important role in supporting the local high street and encouraging local people to rediscover them again. This is something we fully support in Newcastle.”

Fiver Fest starts on Saturday 15 February and runs until Saturday 29 February 2020. Here is a list of the traders to date* who have signed up, and details of their offer.  New offers will be added as they become available:

-    French Oven: a £5 goodie bag (worth much more)

-    Scented Melts: 5 melts with t lights and a small oil burner for £5 

-    NIL LIVING: £5 deal on reusable make up wipes (usually £6) and £5 reusable cutlery combo set (RRP £7)

-    Ellen’s’ Cosmetics: Eyebrow waxing for £5

-    The Yesterday Society: 
     1 X Gents Scarf £5
     2 x Ladies Scarves £5
     3 x Bandanas £5
     4 x Scrunchies £5
     5 x Bright Tights £5

-    Snackwallah: Pay for a curry and get a free street food chaat dish of the day

-    Eats Café:
     Lunch - Choose one of our fabulous stews served with any hot or cold drink £5.00
     Afternoon cake for 2 people served with tea or coffee only £5.00 (served after 2pm)

-    Oliver’s Café:  
     Bacon or sausage sandwiches served with any tea or coffee for two people (served before 11am) - £5
     Freshly baked scones or toasted tea cakes, tea or coffee – 2 for £5 (served after 2pm hours)

-    S Murray Jewellers: ring clean and polish for £5

-    Pumphrey’s Coffee:1 filter cone, 1 pack filter papers and 100g Pumphreys Special Blend £5

-    Dumpling & Bun:
     Offer 1- 4 stuffed buns for £5
     Offer 2 -8 dumplings for £5

-    Curious Leaves: 100g of Assam Loose Leaf and 1 click spoon infuser for £5

-    Having a Party Ltd: Big Christmas pop up cards, £5 each

-    One2One: steak baguette with chips tea or coffee - £5

-   Coffee Lounge: 
     Bacon or sausage sandwich for 2 people with tea or coffee (before 11 o’clock) 
     Soup and small sandwich with tea or coffee (all day)

-    Premier Meats: offer to follow

-    Amblergem Jewellers:
     Clean and polish per item of jewellery £5 per item (saving up to £3)
     Standed watch battery £5 Saving up to £2.50
     Save £5 on £50 spend

 

*offers as of Friday 14 February.

What a great way of further raising the profile of the market and for the traders to promote the variety and quality of what they offer.

Independent traders are at the heart of Newcastle and play a vital role in creating new jobs and improving the city’s prosperity.

They also play an important role in supporting the local high street and encouraging local people to rediscover them again. Something we fully support in Newcastle

Cllr Ged Bell

Cabinet member for Employment and Culture