Saffron Walden celebrates 'Love Your Local Market' fortnight

PUBLISHED: 14:15 17 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:15 17 May 2018

PCSO James Graham supporting the market. Picture: Judith Thompson.

PCSO James Graham supporting the market. Picture: Judith Thompson.

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Between May 17 and May 31, Saffron Walden's award-winning market will be decorated with 'Love Your Local Market' bunting and a #LYLM2018 'selfie board' will be free to use by supporters of the market.

Picture: Judith Thompson.Picture: Judith Thompson.

‘Love Your Local Market’ is hosted each year by the National Association of British Markets (NABMA) and it is the largest celebration of retail and wholesale markets.

Now in its seventh year, the campaign has grown to become a global campaign with more than 3,000 events taking place in 17 countries in 2018.

Tourist information officer Judith Thompson said: “The ‘Love Your Local Market’ promotional fortnight is a great opportunity to really look at what our local market here in Saffron Walden has to offer.

“The Market Place is decorated with bunting, and the stallholders have stickers to give out. Also, the Tourist Information Centre has a special ‘selfie board’ which can be used to take photos for posting on social media using the hashtag #LYLM2018.

Picture: Judith Thompson.Picture: Judith Thompson.

“Earlier this year, Saffron Walden market won the ‘Best Small Outdoor Market’ award at the 2018 Great British Market Awards. Why not call at each and every market stall, perhaps purchasing a few extra items and so supporting our market traders?”

NABMA president, Chris Rosling Joseph, added: “This year’s theme, ‘Markets: Close To Your Heart’, reflects the importance of markets as the beating heart of communities across our villages, towns and cities.”

The Saffron Walden market is held on a Tuesday and Saturday in the market square.

More information can be found at www.visitsaffronwalden.gov.uk.

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