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Fiver Fest to give Ashton shoppers summer offers

Fiver Fest is set to return to Ashton in July.

The event takes place three times a year (usually February, June and October). 

It’s a chance for independent businesses to use their collective power to encourage people back to town centres, to say thank you to customers who supported them during the testing times and to prove that small businesses can compete with the online giants and the supermarkets. 

In fact, they beat them hands down in many ways, but most of all in their contribution to local economies.

The summer event has moved to July to avoid a clash with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations and will be sponsored by Ashton Town Team. 

Between July 2-16, many independent businesses will be offering special £5 deals. 

Chair of Ashton Town Team, Kevin Taylor BEM, said: “With the cost of living challenges there’s never been a better time to support our independents. It’s a perfect time to save money and support our small shops during Fiver Fest.”

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