First ever national #Fiverfest with Totally Locally towns all over the country

https://totallylocally.org/stuff/fiver-fest/
  1. Abercorn Arms, 76 – 78 Church Rd; 2 x small glasses of house wine for just £5 (usually £7.80). 020 8943 9484
  2. Alter & Tweak, 76 Broad St; Knitwear darning just £5 per hole (usually £10).  0208 943 1775
  3. Card Collection, 39 High St; 2x 18″ helium filled foil balloons for £5 (usually £8). 020 8943 0262
  4. Cavan Bakery, TO BE CONFIRMED 25 High St; filled bap or sandwich, free bun and cold drink for just £5. 020 8943 1683
  5. Cavan Bakery, TO BE CONFIRMED 42 Broad St; filled bap or sandwich, free bun and cold drink for just £5. 020 8973 3900
  6. Cavan Bakery, TO BE CONFIRMED 111 Stanley Rd; filled bap or sandwich, free bun and cold drink for just £5. 020 8973 0923
  7. Douetil Holistic Therapies, 23a Broad St (Orange Tree Clinic); 15 min neck and shoulder massage just £5. To book call Bernie 07757 030791
  8. Elements Hair Salon, 57 High Street, Discover their £5 #Fiverfest offer in store 020 8943 5146
  9. Emma Morrison Dressmaking will be offering a one hour sewing lesson worth £60 for £5 Info@emmamorrisondressmaking.co.uk Or 07506-246821
  10. Fallow Deer, 130 High St; 2 small glasses of house wine or 2 x bottles of house lager for just £5. 020 8943 2578
  11. Fun Factory, The Causeway, 1 x Father’s Day foil balloon + a pair of themed Father’s Day socks for only £5 (normally £8.49) 
  12. Heirloom, 110 High Street, St Eval Cornish-made scented pillar candle – burns for up to 60 hours, bay & rosemary or sea salt for £5, usually £7. 020 8943 2258
  13. Hogarth Pub, 58 Broad Street, Double Gin & Tonic for £5. 020 3302 8588 
  14. The Loft, 16 Broad Street. Selection of Summer scarves for only £5 0208 973 0800
  15. MP Hair, 92 High St Hampton Wick; Fabulous selection of hair products for just £5. Usually > £10. To book 020 8943 5111 or www.mphair.co.uk
  16. Mary’s Living & Giving, 93 High St; Discover their £5 #Fiverfest offer in store.  020 8977 0680
  17. Refill Larder,  122 High Street. Free stainless steel straw (retail price £1.25) for anyone spending over £5 on refill food. Mention fiver fest to claim (while stocks last),  Selection of gold, black, silver and copper coloured straws – bent and straight
  18. Ribs & Burgers, 4 Broad Street; Double cheese burger (2 x 100gm patties) for only £5. 020 3873 9888 
  19. Richard Hair, 6 Broad St; Children’s haircuts (under 10y/old) for only £5 To book 020 8943 1610 or www.richardhair.co.uk
  20. Shambles, 83 – 85 High St; Aperol Spritz or a Green Spritz usually £7.95 just £5. 020 8977 9398
  21. Simply Skin, 68b Broad St; mini Dermalogica products and eyebrow shapes for just £5 each, normally £10. 020 8977 1220
  22. Teddington Carpets, 13 Broad Street, £5 off Turtle doormats 020 8977 4562
  23. Teddington Cheese, 42 Station Rd; Buy £8 worth of cheese & pay £5 (Valid in both Teddington & Richmond Branches) 020 8977 6868
  24. Teddington Cheese, 74 Hill Rise, Richmond, Buy £8 worth of cheese & pay £5 (Valid in both Teddington & Richmond Branches) 020 8948 5794
  25. Teddington Sidra, 5 Church Rd, Discover their £5 #Fiverfest offer in store 020 8977 2725 
  26. Teddington Sports, 49 Broad St; Aqua Sphere Junior Goggles just £5 (usually £11.99). 0203 475 2025
  27. Toast, The Causeway, BIG bacon sandwich OR vegan/vegetarian beetroot, hummus, roasted pepper & spinach sandwich both with tea/coffee for £5
  28. TW11 Butcher, 152 Waldegrave Rd; 1 Kilo of boneless pork steaks for £5 (usually £11.99). 020 8977 2753
  29. Vet4life, 160 High St; Nail clipping for just £5 (usually £12).  020 8977 3955

AMAZING APRIL DRAW 2016

From Saturday 16th – 30th April 2016, for every purchase of £5 or more in one of the participating traders listed below makes you eligible to enter the prize* draw. Hang on to the draw tickets you are given with your purchase for proof of purchase.
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The more you shop locally, the better your chances are of winning! There will be £340 of local shop vouchers* to win and spend in your lovely local high street!
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1st prize: £180 worth of vouchers. 2nd prize: £100. 3rd prize: £60
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Participating traders (who will also be supplying prize vouchers):
Abercorn Arms
AG Millers Butchers
Card Collection
Cavan Bakery (any of Teddington’s three branches)
Fallow Deer
Fun Factory
Gardenia
Heirloom
1 of 1 Design
Let’s Grow Wild
Mitzi B
Nova Fortuny
Pristine Dry Cleaners
Shambles Restaurant
Simply Skin
Teddington Osteopath
Vet4Life

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Keep an eye-out for the posters in shop windows that will indicate that money spent within will increase your chances of winning. Who doesn’t like a shopping spree? Well how about helping to support your local independent traders by going on one with the chance of winning a huge free one!
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Small print and/or boring stuff:
The Prize Draw will be held on Tuesday 5th May 2016, 6:30pm at Shambles.

Prize amounts will consist of £20 vouchers from the participating 17 traders (listed above). Email addresses are collected on ticket stubs so that we can contact the winners. So basically, fear not, we would never pass on your details to anyone and ticket stubbs will be destroyed in a proper manner which may or may not involved an army of Russian Hamsters.
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Totally Locally Teddington is not an official body. We are a group of people just trying to do nice things for our town. So we can’t guarantee prize vouchers* and tickets are only while stocks last. Terms & Conditions apply to the voucher prizes from the individual shops, but to be honest, if there was a problem, have a word with the friendly shopkeepers and they will sort you out with something great. Because that’s what this is all about. Thank you. The Totally Locally Teddington Team.

Tasty Teddington

In an area of South West London, packed with countless gastronomic experiences, there is one very simple answer to the question: Where shall we eat out tonight? The answer, of course, is Teddington.

However, once you get here, you will be faced with the wonderfully delicious dilemma of where exactly you should choose as the town, from Church Road and Broad Street, to the High Street and the riverside, is crammed with cafes, bakeries, delis and restaurants offering an eclectic range of delights.

If you are after a fine-dining experience, then head to Retro, 2012 winner of the Good Food Guide London Restaurant of the Year award and owner of two AA Red Rosettes and two Michelin Forks. Accolades aside, this modern French eatery, presided over by the flamboyant Vincent Gerbeau, with head chef François Fayd’Herbe de Maudave in the kitchen, offers up sophisticated dishes at an affordable level. The service is always excellent, the menu varied and the soufflé to die for.

If you would like to head a little further south, gastronomically I mean, then Canta Napoli is the destination for you. This Italian restaurant, established in 2010, imports many of its ingredients directly from Italy and prides itself of offering authentic flavours of the mother country. It is great for relaxed family occasions and there are tons of events with real Italian flavour, from regional evenings to experience different flavours of the country, to Tuesday Tombolotto, a game based on tombola, which is played in family homes on New Year’s Eve. With fresh, creamy mozzarella, juicy buffalo steaks, as well as pasta and seafood, there is something for everyone here.

If you’re in a rush and need a quick fix to fill that gaping hungry hole, there’s no better place to stop that one of the three Cavan Bakery branches, whose tasty morsels have caused many dieters to fall off the wagon. Founded in 1929, it is still very much a family business (now on its third generation), which prides itself on tradition, good quality ingredients and baking skill. You might be a sucker for a jam doughnut (I know I am) or a soft, white bloomer, or one of the many breads, cakes and sandwiches on offer. Personally I find it hard to walk past without buying a Chelsea bun. Sweet or savoury, forget the diet and pop in for a treat.

Feeling a vintage vibe coming on? There’s no better place to head than the Fallow Deer. When this hugely popular eatery opened back in 2013 it had a tiny location opposite that unwelcome American giant Starbucks. Undaunted in what was clearly a David and Goliath situation, the Fallow Deer merely popped a sign outside offering customers “more Star, less Bucks”. With its mismatched crockery, quirky music but undoubtedly delicious dishes, it came as no surprise that new, larger premises had to be found further down the high street.

Since then it has evolved to include an alcohol licence, cocktail evenings every Friday and a supper club every other Saturday. It serves brilliant breakfasts (I LOVE the Eggs Royale), which also can come with a spicy Bloody Mary or Bucks Fizz, luscious lunches and where possible use local suppliers, like the butchers AG Miller. There are cakes baked on site and numerous gluten-free options, too. Only recently, Status Quo star Rick Parfitt Jr was found on Twitter extolling its virtues, one customer among many it has to be said. Entering is like going into a time tunnel; you’ll sit there, munch and drink your way through the menu and emerge bleary-eyed into the street, wondering how on earth you have managed to spend so much time there. And the answer? Try it and see; it’s remarkably easy.

Finally, there’s no greater gastronomic doyenne in Teddington than Shambles Bar and Restaurant. It is cosy and welcoming in winter and in summer guests can retreat to its secluded, wisteria-hung patio garden and imagine themselves well and truly in Italy. For more than 30 years, this family-fun restaurant has been serving up Italian food, with a modern twist, but firmly rooted in authentic Italian tradition. The pasta is made freshly every day and Shambles also has its own kitchen garden, from which, in summer, Chef Massimo uses herbs, fruit and vegetables. You can choose from a selection of cicchetti (or little eats) if you are feeling only a little peckish or go the whole hog with one of the primi piatti (pastas – I always have pasta ribbons with wild mushrooms) and secondi piatti (mains) that include delights such as slow cooked venison with buckwheat polenta or sea salt-baked sea bream. There is also a bar menu, with salads and ciabatta, a brunch menu and a selection of desserts that will have you seriously considering elasticated waistbands. Shambles is a seriously sophisticated slice of Italian cuisine on your doorstep.

Photos: Caroline Jones Photography, article by Fiona Adams.

Beat the 5p bag charge, save the planet!

England has become the last country in the UK to charge 5p for plastic bags when shopping at larger shops. Why? A whopping 7.64 billion plastic bags were handed out to shoppers in England in 2014, most of which end up in land-fill but also some escape into hedges, trees, taking hundreds of years to break down.. looking unsightly and ultimately damaging our wildlife, seas and coastline.

By charging for these, the government predict a 80% reduction from supermarkets and 50% on high streets leading to litter clean-up cost and carbon savings. Shoppers are encouraged to instead re-use plastic bags and/or bring their own bags to fill with goods.

So that’s the bad news out of the way, how about the good news? You can buy re-usable Totally Locally Teddington bags at local shops Gardenia, Heirloom, Card Collection and Simply Skin for £5.

They are versatile enough to hold a lot of paper/cardboard/glass etc to transport to a recycling centre on your travels, then strong enough to carry lots of shopping (tested 4 x 2 litre bottles or lots of misc items).

They’re also a great way to show that you support your high street and the Totally Locally campaign.

If you have a TL bag and are travelling abroad, take a snap of the bag and send it to us, we’re collating a map to see how far they travel! (click for full map).

Summer Surprise 2015

In case you hadn’t noticed, Summer is here!

To help celebrate the momentous coincidence of this calendar event and actual hot weather, local independent businesses will be putting on special offers to help you enjoy this sunny time.

The crazy summer prices will last for two weeks from 13th to the 27th of August so keep an eye-out for these posters in windows that will tell you what’s on offer.

Some of the offers:
1of1Design: Vintage watch cufflinks £40 (were £60).
Card Collection: 2 x 18″ Helium filled foil balloons for £5.
Cavan Bakery: Buy any filled speciality bap & choose a cake for £1.
Heirloom: 20% off Avoca socks and throws.
Shambles bar/restaurant: Two Aperol Spritz for only £10.
Simply Skin: Get 10% off all products when you have any facial.
Stevens Tyres: Two wheel balance for £10.
Teds: 50% off selected items.
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AMAZING APRIL DRAW 2015

From Thursday 16th – 30th April 2015, for every purchase of £5 or more in one of the participating traders listed below makes you eligible to enter the prize* draw. Hang on to the draw tickets you are given with your purchase for proof of purchase.
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The more you shop locally, the better your chances are of winning! There will be £460 of local shop vouchers* to win and spend in your lovely local high street!
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1st prize: £260 worth of vouchers. 2nd prize: £120. 3rd prize: £80
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Participating traders (who will also be supplying prize vouchers):

1of1Design La Bottega
A G Miller La Casa Del Habano
Card Collection London Health Foods
Cavan Bakery Mela Mela
Divine at no 12 Mercado
Fallow Deer Nova Fortuny
Fun Factory Play Inside Out
Gardenia Florists Pristine Dry Cleaners
Heirloom Shambles
Ivy Clinic Simply Skin
KC Pharmacy Stevens Tyres
Ted’s Children’s Clothes

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Keep an eye-out for the posters in shop windows that will indicate that money spent within will increase your chances of winning. Who doesn’t like a shopping spree? Well how about helping to support your local independent traders by going on one with the chance of winning a huge free one!
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Small print and/or boring stuff:
The Prize Draw will be held on Tuesday 5th May 2015, 6:30pm at Shambles Restaurant.

Prize amounts will consist of £20 vouchers from the participating 23 traders (listed above). Email addresses are collected on ticket stubs so that we can contact the winners. So basically, fear not, we would never pass on your details to anyone and ticket stubbs will be destroyed in a proper manner which may or may not involved an army of Russian Hamsters.
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Totally Locally Teddington is not an official body. We are a group of people just trying to do nice things for our town. So we can’t guarantee prize vouchers* and tickets are only while stocks last. Terms & Conditions apply to the voucher prizes from the individual shops, but to be honest, if there was a problem, have a word with the friendly shopkeepers and they will sort you out with something great. Because that’s what this is all about. Thank you. The Totally Locally Teddington Team.

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Three very happy draw winners (and one helper) picked their vouchers and some immediately set off on the start of their spending spree! Thanks everyone for taking part.

FIVER FEST FORTNIGHT (2015 FEB) OFFERS

The February Fiver Fest will be taking place from Sunday 15th Feb until 1st March.

Offers this time are are a varied bunch, grab a map from London Health Foods, La Bottega or Heirloom and explore the town to find your favourite bargains!

See double-sided map/offers list or large map below.

* Updated 20/02/2015, additional offers from London Heath Foods, Shambles and Teddington Cheese.
* Updated 22/02/2015, added Instant Print offer.
* Updated 24/02/2015, added Suki Design offer.

1of1Design – Scrabble rings and vintage brooch cards £5 each.
Abercorn Arms – Any lunch baguette, panini or wrap with a bowl of homemade soup for £5 (normally £7.45). Evenings: any sharer bucket of Calamari with garlic mayo or Falafal with humus or Nachos with guacamole, salsa (usually £6.95-£7.95).
AG Miller – Gammon joints £5 a kilo (usually £9.99).
Alpha Vets – Microchip for £5 (normally £19.95).
Bilas Tandoori – Lunchbox offer: any chicken or lamb curry and rice or naan for £5 (eat-in or takeaway).
Card Collection – 2x18inch foil balloons for £5 (usually £7).
Cavan Bakery – Buy a filled speciality bap, cake/bun and Americano/tea for £5.
Diners Delight – Chicken kebab or grilled meatballs served with salad, chips, pitta bread, homemade chilli sauce.
Divine at no. 12 – Spring flowering camelia plant £5.
Do Events – £5 Party styling consultation (see leaflets in Heirloom).
Douetil Holistic Therapies – Aromatherapy Neck and Shoulder Massage £5. To book call 07757030791.
Elements – KMS and Goldwell Style Sign products all £5 (usually minimum £10).
Fallow Deer Cafe – Two bottles of craft beer for £5 (excluding cocktail evenings).
Fun Factory – Cluster of 3 x 12″ pearlised latex helium balloons with curled decorative ribbon & weight (usually £7.50). Childs Victorian fancy dress outfit (usually £11.99).
Happy Potter – Hippo for £5 (normally £8, excludes £5 studio fee).
Heirloom – JellyCat Bunnies and St Eval candles each £5 (normally £9.25).
Instant Print – 2 reams of A4 80gsm copier paper for £5.
Ivy Clinic – Eyebrow shape for £5.
KC Pharmacy – Burt’s Bees Honey Pot, Lip and Hand collection.
Kimm Stevens (at Mitzi B) – Bound packs of 4 (varied) greetings cards of works by local artist Kimm Stevens (normally £10).
Kindle Stoves – Enamel string dispenser (normally £10), E. mugs (normally £12), miners lantern (normally £10).
La Bottega – Bring your own 1L bottle and get 1L of cold-pressed olive oil for £5 (normally £8.50).
La Casa Del Habano – Selected lines of chocolates for £5.
Loft – Flower and stripes scarves – 3 different colours to choose from.
London Health Foods – Euro Gold Complete multi-vitamins or Nature’s Own vitamin D tablets. Other discounted items added. (Normally: £8.80 / £5.90).
Mela Mela – Vintage pearl bracelets for £5 each (originally £15).
Mercado – Snow bunnies key rings, assorted colours £5 (usually £8).
Mini me – Two Mini u bath products for £5 (usually 3.99 each).
Mischief and Mayhem – Trouser turn up alterations for a fiver. See www.marinabarker.co.uk.
Mitzi B – Tights £9.50 now £5, other discounted items available.
Moore’s Cycles – Reflective slap band (usually £7.99), wet chain lube (usually £6.99).
Orange Tree Clinic / Judy’s Herbal – 20min herbal medicine consultation with a free gift. Appointment only, contact Judyta to book: 07860819598 judysherbal@gmail.com
Park Lane Stables – Pony test drives, meet and greet one PLS’s lovely horses or ponies. Learn to mount and dismount, and be taken for a short ride around the quiet streets of Teddington. Call 07796842328 to book.
Paul Kay Jewellers – Shambala Bracelets or First Rank Watches (both previously £19.99).
Sarasvati Dance – Belly Dance (at Fitness First) – 1 hour belly dance beginner lesson Thu 8:15pm or intermediate Sat 2:30 (normally £10). Shimmy belts provided. For more info www.sarasvatidance.com
Shambles – Children’s three course menu (normally £8.50) or Full English breakfast for £5.
Sidra Patisserie – Any cake and drink £5.
Simply Me Boutique – Eyebrow shape with Lauren £5 (usually £15).
Simply Skin – Indian head massage taster, eyebrow tint or £5 underarm wax with any leg / bikini wax.
Stevens Tyres – 2 x wheel balance £5 normally £15.
Suki Design – Mother’s Day A6 sketches (details here).
Teddington Cheese – £8 worth of Dolci De Maremma, Torta, Stinking Bishop, Camembert Au Calvados, Livarot or Reblechon for £5.
Teddington Sports – Optimum size 3, 4 & 5 Rugby training balls for £5 (normally £9.99).
Teds – Teddington Teddy for £5 (normally £7.50).
Vet4Life – £5 Nail trim for all animals, rabbits, cats, dogs (normally £12).
Waldegrave Arms – £5 lunch special.
Zabu Coffee (at Heirloom) – Freshly roasted coffees (in beans or ground) £5 per bag – (normally £6.99).

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Offers map (click to enlarge):

Disclaimer bit: Totally Locally Teddington is not an official body. We are a group of people just trying to do nice things for our town. So we can’t guarantee these offers and they are only while stocks last. Terms & conditions apply to all offers from individual shops, but to be honest, if there was a problem, have a word with the friendly shopkeepers and they will sort you out with something great. Because that’s what this is all about. Thank you.. The Totally Locally Team.

How far can your Totally Locally Bag travel?

The gauntlet has been thrown down – how far can your Totally Locally bag travel? We have received photos of TL bags as far afield as Dubai and Mauritius!

If your bag has travelled outside of Teddington, drop us a photo via email, Twitter or Facebook and we will add them to our map found here.

One of the TLT team recently met up with one of the Totally Locally founders and all-round nice guy Chris Sands for a tour of one of the first Totally Locally towns – the lovely Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire. What a vibrant and busy town! Locals have fought off several attempts to open large supermarkets in the centre and the town is awash with interesting and varied independent businesses. Many shops have Totally Locally posters in the windows and some proudly display Totally Locally awards as voted by residents and even maps showing the origin of local produce in pubs!

Chris got a bag jammed with Teddington delicacies such as Teddington Honey, some well-received Teddington Cheese, a Teddington Teddy and more!

To our surprise, a greetings card trade magazine featured an article about our bags – thanks for the nice words Card Collection and ‘Greetings’!

If you haven’t already picked one up, they are for sale at Heirloom, Card Collection, Simply Skin and Happy Potter. You can also get one for free at Mela Mela if you spend over £100.

Proceeds from the bags are split between retailers and Totally Locally Teddington – so your £££ can help fund the campaign and keep our town strong and vibrant.

Bags, bags and more bags. Also news!

From Monday 8th September, our sturdy, re-usable Totally Locally Teddington bags will go on sale at Heirloom, Card Collection, Simply Skin and Happy Potter for £5 each.

On Sunday 7th September we will have a stand at the prestigious Dog Olympics at Udney Hall Gardens (next to the Landmark) from 12-4pm. Here you can nominate a Hidden Gem for a chance to win some fab prizes (live draw), also if you’re bringing your dog along, take a photo of the pup in our photo frame and tweet @TLTeddington or email the photo to info@totallylocallyteddington.co.uk and the owner of the cutest photo will also win a prize!

At our stand, you can be the first to own the fabulous bags as well as having your own lovely Rachel Morris artwork, they’re strong and big enough to hold more than a standard plastic carrier bag’s worth of shopping, recycling etc and help reduce the impact on the environment! Funds from sales will go towards each retailer and help support the Totally Locally campaign here in Teddington.

Next to us on Sunday will be representatives from the Say No To Sainsbury’s Campaign – many locals aren’t aware that an appeal by Sainsbury’s overturned the Council’s rejection of their plans and the team are happy to chat to locals about the reasons for their objection and add petition signatures to help their campaign.

Whether you have a dog or not, it’s a great day out so pop along and help Vet4Life raise money for local animal charities. Stop by and say hi!

Coming up next will be another of our popular FiverFests in mid-October leading up to some ghoulish goings-on for Halloween.

World Cup cheque handover

Traders involved in organising the Totally Locally Teddington World Cup were thrilled to handover the amount raised to Pamela Bryant, chairman of the League of Friends of Teddington Memorial Hospital.

The Totally Locally Teddington World Cup was a great community event and we are thrilled at the money raised to support the League of Friends work for the benefit of Teddington Memorial Hospital and its patients. We are very grateful for the huge effort and enthusiasm of TL Teddington who made all this happen and the generosity of many people who donated, bought raffle tickets and participated in the football tournament.


Caroline (Do Events), Pamela Bryant, Massimo (Shambles), Roberto (La Bottega)