Fiver Fest Fortnight 2nd-16th Feb 2013

February, the month of LOVE. Residents of Teddington will soon be feeling the love with the amazing FIVER FEST FORTNIGHT offers from our independents.

For two weeks, Saturday 2nd to the 16th of February, the town will be awash with various independent retailers and eateries offering locals great deals on selected products, meals or services for an absolutely cracking price of £5 each!

Unbeatable offers like these are the perfect excuse (not that we need one) to visit the shop you may have always passed, eat in a cafe or restaurant you have never tried and start celebrating all great independents we are fortunate to have in Teddington.

Shopping locally has never been easier or more fun. It’s also the ideal opportunity for a face to face chat with one of the wonderful traders who keep our town centre vibrant and to re-evaluate old shopping habits. Look out for the FIVER FEST posters which will start appearing in shop windows and check back here for the complete list of participating retailers with their offers.

Show how much you LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE and shop Totally Locally Teddington.

The Guardian’s local shopping map

The Guardian have launched an interactive local shopping map to help people discover and share the best places to shop,eat and drink in their area. Plans were already in the making to create our own version of this but for now we can all submit items to the Guardian one!

Excerpt from the article:
We keep hearing about the death of the high street and the growth of chain-shop Britain. But there are still thousands of brilliant independent shops out there – and we want your help to find them.

Today the Guardian launches an open community project looking for the best retailers across the UK and beyond. We have built a comprehensive interactive map to promote fantastic local retailers, market stalls, restaurants, cafes, booksellers and all the shops that enhance your local community.

It’s easy to get involved, and you do it using Twitter, Instagram, or n0tice – our new online community platform. As long as you have turned ‘location on’ and tagged your reports with #localshopping, the images and stories will be pinned to a live map of shops across the UK and beyond.

So we would LOVE for the nice residents and visitors of Teddington to submit info about their favourite local shops. This is very simple, all you need to do is:

1. Turn your location on so they know where to pin your post.
2. Take a picture (whilst in or next to the shop itself) and write your tip or what you love about that shop.
3. Tweet, Instagram or n0tice it with #LocalShopping hashtag.

Simple! Let’s get Teddington on that map!