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Bakewell Goes Totally Locally

posted Apr 16, 2013, 12:18 AM by Whatson Bakewell   [ updated Apr 26, 2013, 3:46 AM ]
Totally Locally, the award-winning ‘shop local’ campaign, will launch in Bakewell next week to tie in with town’s annual food festival.

Taking place on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, the Bakewell Food Festival will once again celebrate the wealth of excellent local produce from Bakewell and the Peak District.

But this year, there will be even more to celebrate than just the top food as Bakewell is the latest town in the UK to take up the Totally Locally campaign.

The free initiative aims to support Bakewell’s traders by showing the value of local shopping and the benefits it brings to the local economy.

The Totally Local message is that, if everybody spent just £5 a week in local independent shops, it would bring an extra £1 million into Bakewell’s economy every year.

Fifty stalls – as well as many local shops – will offer the townspeople and festival-goers the best of local produce, and fantastic offers to celebrate Bakewell’s independent shops and businesses during the event.

Many of the shops, businesses and stalls will feature special £5 offers in a week long ‘Fiver Fest’.

Totally Locally organiser Dorota Holden said: “This is a chance for locals to discover Bakewell’s great shops and businesses, and the real difference they make to our town.

“Totally Locally has had a big impact on the towns that have run the campaign. We are confident that it can do the same for Bakewell.

“We have a wealth of wonderful shops here and Totally Locally will highlight the hidden gems right on our doorstep.”

To find out more , visit and ‘Like’ the Facebook page – Totally Locally Bakewell – or visit the soon-to-be-launched website on