Thu. Aug 11th, 2022

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Going totally locally in Ryde

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The National Totally Locally Fiver Fest Campaign which starts tomorrow (July 2) and runs until July 16, see’s Ryde join more than 100 towns across the UK, coming together to highlight the contribution they make to our community.

The Fiver Fest message is simple: spend little and often at independent businesses to make a real difference to your local high street. If every adult in Ryde spent just £5 per week then it would generate over £6 million going directly back into the local economy.

Zoe Thompson, chairwoman of Ryde Business Association, explains: “With over 30 businesses putting on offers over the Fiver Fest Fortnight there is something for everyone. It is a great reason to spend some time in Ryde, and have an explore, revisiting the familiar shops as well as taking in those you may not have been to. Spend a fiver and feel good knowing you’re supporting our local businesses.”