Totally Locally at Teddington Village Fair

The weather might not have started on a great note but we had a fab time at Teddington Village Fair spreading the Totally Locally word!

There was lots of interest from businesses and residents alike and we even had some councillors and our Deputy Mayor on-board & asking for material by the end of the day.


More piccies if the Fair and our stall here.

A smattering of prizes and vouchers from indies prompted 83 of you lovely people to make a Hidden Gem nomination (all listed on the nominations page), delivered into the waiting mouth of our nom nom nomination box. Drawn from nominations, winners of the prizes kindly donated by local businesses will be notified by email soon.

The kind words and reasons for nominations are a great list that reminds us of why we should use independents more.

We [heart] word-clouds almost as much as the hidden gem feedback so here are the most frequently-used words from nominations and as you can see, we don’t seem to cherish independents because of low prices, opening hours or stock, it’s because we like how friendly the staff are, how special and personal the service is and how ‘different’ they are. Vive la différence indeed! Let’s not have our high street become a ‘clone town’ over-run with the same chains you find everywhere – a good mixture is best!


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Like a witch’s gingerbread cottage, the traditional toy shop wendy house lured the kids inside whilst we pounced on the parents! It’s truly inspiring to get so much great feedback from locals that show how much passion there is for our town and the independent businesses that make it so unique.

One common question we were asked was “what can I do to help?” Using independents as a first point of call where feasible and convenient is the most important way. Helping spread the word about Totally Locally would help loads too! Keep an eye out for posters about promotions or Totally Locally things happening and read the info on the posters – it’s all about teaching people how to shop again.

Huge thanks to the following for prizes and/or props for the day [deep breath]: Al Borgo, Astrora Coffee, Dead Parrots Society, Fun Factory, Happy Potter, Heirloom, Jenny Blanc Interiors, Kitchen Sync, La Casa Del Habano, Liz Goodchild, Mercado, Play Inside Out, TCS, The Loft, Via, Your Local Plumbing Company.

Also thanks to our friends Teddnet and Diner’s Delight for supplying refreshing Pimms and Mezes!

Amazing April Draw 2013

From 15th – 30th April 2013, for every purchase of £5 or more in one of the 20 participating traders listed below makes you eligible to enter the prize* draw. Hang on to the draw tickets you are given with your purchase and keep your receipts for proof of purchase.
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The more you shop locally, the better your chances are of winning! There will be £400, yes FOUR HUNDRED BRITISH POUNDS of local shop vouchers* to win and spend in your lovely local high street!
1st prize: £240 worth of vouchers
2nd prize: £100
3rd prize: £60
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  • * La Bottega
  • * La Casa Del Habano
  • * Cavan Bakery
  • * Heirloom
  • * Kitchen Sync
  • * Mela Mela
  • * Mercado
  • * Mitzi B
  • * Shambles
  • * Studio 148
  • * TCS

  • * Cavan Bakery
  • * Douetil (c/o Orange Tree Clinic)
  • * The Loft
  • * PlayInside Out
  • * Simply Skin

  • * Sidra Patisserie
  • * Steven’s Tyres

  • * Ivy Clinic
  • * Jo Butler Flowers

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Keep an eye-out for these fab 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!

The Prize Draw will be held on the 2nd May 2013 6pm at Royal Oak, High Street. Prize amounts will consist of £20 vouchers from the participating 20 traders (listed above).
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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.

Keen an eye out for posters!

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The Amazing April Draw is now over – a whopping 2,000 ticket stubbs were collected! The winning tickets were drawn on 2nd of May 2013 at the Royal and the three lucky winners have now been informed of their fab prizes. Thanks for taking part folks!
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FIVER FEST Fortnight (2013 Feb) Offers


Fiver Fest is now over! 49 businesses put some cracking offers for just £5 from the 2nd until the 16th of February 2013. Check out the offer details here map below.

We are listening! We are always open to feedback, what do you think of Fiver Fest, what bargains have you picked up, what could we do better next time? We have put some of the feedback received over here on this page from customers and also businesses involved. This is mostly from Twitter (oh how we do love Twitter) but feel free to email us any comments or tell the person you’re buying £5 deals from. Words are good, pictures are sometimes better!

  • * Astrora Coffee: 250g Special FIVER FEST Packs of coffee from a wide selection for only £5.
  • * Bilas Tandoori: Take-away Lunch box, chicken or lamb bhuna, curry or madras and rice for £5 (12-2:30pm daily).
  • * Cavan Bakery: 4  x Valentine’s Cupcakes for £5 + free gift box (usual price of  £6.40).  4 cupcake designs; 2 chocolate cupcakes (with chocolate frosting) and 2 red velvet cakes (with cream cheese topping).
  • * Douetil Holistic Therapies: (c/o Orange Tree Clinic) 20mins taster session of Reflexology OR Neck & Shoulder Aromatherapy Massage £5 (Normally £10) Call to book Bernadette Douetil – tel 07757 030 791. Special Douetil Holistic Therapies Open Day Sat 9th Feb (10am-2pm).
  • * Happy Potter Ceramics: A selection of FREE ceramic animals. All you pay for is the £5 studio.
  • * The Loft: Soap in a Tin (100g) from Scottish Finest Soap Company (normally £7).
  • * Park Lane Stables: Introduction to horses. Come & meet the horses, learn how to mount & dismount and have a short test drive! Call 07796 842328 to book.
  • * Paul Kay Jewellers: Selection of watches for £5 (normally £19.99).
  • * Play Inside Out: Selected Orchard or Galt puzzles for £5 (normally £8.99-£10.99).
  • * Yoga at Physio & Therapy: Yoga session £5 (was £10) – Thursday 14th 8pm only. Call 07733 260241 to book and quote ‘Fiverfest’.

  • * Caffe Teddington: Special All Day Breakfast; 2 pieces bacon, 2 eggs, 2 Cumberland sausages, mushrooms, tomato, baked beans, hash browns and toast. Tea or Coffee. All for £5 (normally £6.95).
  • * Card Collection: 2 x 18″ foil balloons £5 (normally £7).
  • * Cavan Bakery: 4 Valentine cupcakes for £5 + free gift box. 4 cupcake designs; 2 chocolate (with chocolate frosting) & 2 red velvet (with cream cheese topping) (normally £6.40).
  • * Divine Hair & Beauty: £5 eyebrow shape.
  • * Elements: A product from the luxury hair care range, Prive for £5 (normally from £8.24).
  • * Elements MiniMe: EcoKids luxury hair products for £5 (normally normally £9.25).
  • * Girasole: Girasole: Lunchtime pasta deal – all pastas £5 for takeaway (normally £7.95).
  • * Heirloom: Beautiful selection of scented Candles in a tin, handmade in Cornwall. Burn time 45 hours. £5 (normal price £8.99).
  • * Hope2Heal Counselling: 30 minute consultation to new clients for £5. Book before 5pm on Fri 16th Feb, contact Nikki: www.hope2heal.co.uk.
  • * Hunter’s Window Cleaning: Front of house or shop window clean for £5 (normally £10). Call Chris to book 07789 287882
  • * Instant Print Stationery: 2 reams of A4 paper for £5 (normally £7.90) or 2 x A4 lever arch files £5 (normally £7.96).
  • * Kitchen Sync: 2 x Packs of napkins £5 (normally £7.50) OR 1 x Le Creuset expresso cup £5 (normally £8.50),
  • * La Bottega: Bring your own 1L bottle and get 1L of cold-pressed Olive Oil for £5 (normally £8.50).
  • * La Casa Del Habano: 125g selection of Neuhaus chocolate from loose counter £5 (normally £8.75).
  • * Mela Mela: Either a pair of lace gloves (red, black or white) for £5 OR a piece of vintage jewellery, marked down to £5 (some previously £10 and £15!)
  • * Mercado: I ❤ Teddington mugs for £5. Love where you live!
  • * Nova Fortuny: Bracelets & pendant necklaces from Paris for £5 (normally up to £20).
  • * Pristine Dry Cleaners: Any non-lined dress dry-cleaned for £5 (normally £9).
  • * Shambles: Brunch – Full English Breakfast (pork sausages, free range eggs & fresh wild mushrooms) with fresh juice £5.
  • * Royal Oak: A choice of a Gourmet Burger for £5; either Aberdeen Angus, Lincolnshire Poacher, Streaky Bacon & Skinny Fries OR Portabello Mushroom, Roasted Red Pepper & Haloumi Burger w Tzatziki & Skinny Fries (normally £8/£9).
  • * Studio 148: A pair of luxurious men’s socks for only £5 (normally between £12 to £14).
  • * TCS: Heart tea-light candle lantern + many other items in window display £5.
  • * Teds Children’s Clothing: Own a cuddly baby Teddington Teddy from the lovely Ted’s for only £5 (normally £7.50).
  • * Vet4Life: Dog or cat pedicure (nail clip) (normally £12).

  • * Diner’s Delight: Any Panini and jacket potato from their menu with tea or freshly ground coffee for £5 (please quote FIVER FEST to claim).
  • * Diner’s Turkish Delight: Cold meze platter for £5 (normally £9.95 Wed/Thu evenings only).
  • * Nearest Cafe: 7 Speciality Coffees (1 per day, per customer. Either a standard latte, cappuccino, americano, macchiato etc) Sat 9th to Sat 16th for £5 (Normally £17.90 for double shots @£2.50 or £15.40 single shots).
  • * Steven’s Tyres: Car Winter Pack includes Premium Quality De-Icer (Prestone 600ml), Hankook scraper & Tyre depth indicator, all for £5.
  • * Vidatherapy: £5 Express Manicure (normally £15) OR on-site Chair Massage £5 (normally £15) Mon-Fri only. Call 02086141199 for appt.

  • * Phil Irwin Carpets: 8mm underlay for £5m² (normally £8.95).
  • * Perfect Pooch Grooming: 1 hour dog-walking service for 1 x dog for £5 (normal price £10 p/h).
  • * York Pet Supplies: Buy any 3 Archers dog treats for £5.00 and get a free  Archers Hypo allergenic Dog food sample.

  • * Ivy Health Clinic: £5 eyebrow shape (normally £12). Call 0208 9778700 to book.
  • * Jo Butler Flowers: Spring posy wrapped in brown paper & tissue for only £5.
  • * La Cloche/Lion (Wick Rd): Le Plat du Jour for £5 (normally 7.95).
  • * Moore’s Cycles: Smart 3 LED Rear bicycle light for £5 (normally £7.99).

  • * AG Millers Butchers: 8 x 100% free range Beef Burgers for £5. NO mechanically recovered meat. Eggs & seasoning are the only additives in their beef burgers.
  • * Jo McLaren Formal Wear: £5 for new pre-tied bow ties (normally £9.99).
  • * Waldegrave Arms: 3 different meals daily, available only for £5 each, all fresh and prepared daily by chef.

  • * Kindle Stoves: Beautiful & functional metal match boxes in flint, clay or slate colours to keep your matches dry for only £5.

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This quite frankly lovely illustrated map of Teddington sprinkled with Fiver Fest offers has been put together by the equally lovely and super-helpful Rachel Morris, a local artist and illustrator.

This is available as a image (jpg) or a larger PDF. Feel free to print this out and embark on a bargain treasure-hunt!

How amazing is Play Inside Out’s Fiver Fest window display? TCS have outdone themselves too!

The Totally Locally Team’s latest recruit helping to hand out Fiver Fest maps!

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.