DEDICATED traders are once again teaming up to encourage people to shop local.

Independent businesses in Knutsford are joining the Totally Locally National River Fest to celebrate all the unique retailers, pubs, restaurants, cafes and market stalls which make the town so special.

Residents are urged to show their support to individual outlets and the local hospitality trade in the campaign which runs until October 23.

Graham Jones of Deliveroot

Graham Jones of Deliveroot in Knutsford market hall

A selection of £5 special offers will be available from 15 businesses selling items ranging from fashion, food and jeweller to drinks, sweets and stationery.

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If every adult in Knutsford spent just £5 per week in their local independent shops and businesses, it would mean £2.6 million per year going directly into the local economy.

Jonty Page

Jonty Page who runs a fruit and vegetable stall in the market

This can lead to more jobs, a stronger high street, a improved economy and a nicer place to live.

Sandra Curties, town centre and marketing officer at Knutsford Town Council, said “Fiver Fest is now one of our key regular promotions.

"The independent shops and businesses are what makes our town special and unique.

Katy and Adam Rickitt of Dexter and Jones

Katy and Adam Rickitt of Dexter and Jones

"They all appreciate it when our community support them, so these offers are to say thank you for that support, and to show just what great value our local businesses are.”

It's a chance for the community to say thank you to all the small guys who stayed open throughout the pandemic and pride themselves on offering personal customer service.

Julia Chard of Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe

Julia Chard of Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe

Here's what the businesses will be offering for £5:

Cranford café - chicken curry and chips

Jonty’s Fruit & Veg- a seasonal box of veg

Kanoa Living - rose quartz, amethyst and sage in a little pouch

Dexter & Jones - coffee and cake

Knutsford Art Shop & Stationery House - children's activity book or three balls of top value double knit

Mr Simms - two bags of fudge or one bag of fudge and a bar of luxury chocolate

Plastic Free Weigh - one litre of laundry liquid and fabric conditioner or 200g of nuts, sweets and granola

Roberta Beauty Redefined - a Morgan Taylor nail polish and mini cuticle oil

Slipped Discs - six £1 singles

Style Loft Boutique - any piece of jewellery

Deliveroot - a mini house plant

Tatton Brewery - three cans of craft beer

The Market Butcher - a chicken and six eggs

The Tea Room - takeaway coffee or tea and slice of cake

Woods the Butchers - any two sides

Any independent business wishing to participate in the Fiver Fest in Knutsford can contact