This year, in the 6th year of the national Love Your Local Market Campaign, Barlaston Village Market will be joining over 1200 markets across the country celebrating market trading; we will be celebrating with a special market on Saturday 27th May.
The market is a friendly and community focussed food and craft market with a tea room area held in Barlaston Village Hall on the last Saturday of every month from 10am to 1pm and offers an opportunity to shop but also to socialise with friends and neighbours.
“Love Your Local Market is a celebration of the UK markets industry that takes place over a fortnight in May [17-31]. It provides a national spotlight on markets across the country and is not only wholeheartedly supported by the industry but Government and a range of other partners. The campaign serves to build affection and support for markets, by enhancing their status within the local community and offers start ups an opportunity to test trade a new concept in a low cost, low risk environment.” (www.loveyourlocalmarket.co)
Graham Wilson OBE, Chief Executive of the National Association of British Market Authorities says:
“Love Your Local Market is the biggest market event in a generation. It gives people the chance of a new career and demonstrates how important the market is to the local community. With the financial backing of the government and our headline sponsor Groupe Geraud we intend to make Love Your Local Market once again the biggest and best markets campaign UK has ever seen.” (www.loveyourlocalmarket.co)
As well as the usual range of craft, food and lifestyle stalls the special May Barlaston Village Market will be reserving some stalls especially for those new to market trading. For those wishing to try their hand at market trading the stalls will be heavily discounted and free insurance cover can be provided.
Barlaston Village Market is also keen to see more food stalls at the market and the same conditions will be extended to food producers although they will a need Food Hygiene Certificate (approximately 20 pound to complete an online course) and have had their premises approved by the council (free).
Stall applications for these stalls will need to be received by Friday 28th April and applications can be made by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning Becky on 07920 025343.
To celebrate our market in style the 27th May market will have a wide variety of inside and outside food and craft stalls, tea room, free food tasting including free piece of celebration cake, free face painting and a market selfie competition.
We hope to see our existing customers as well as some new faces during our special celebrations. Further information can be found at: www.facebook.com/BarlastonVillageMarket and www.loveyourlocalmarket.co .
– If you would like to take any pictures of the market prior to the special May market then there is a market on Sat 29 April 10am to 1pm in Barlaston Village Hall, 1 Longton Road, Barlaston ST12 9AA. Info on the hall can be found at: http://www.barlastonvillagehall.co.uk .
– “Love Your Local Market is being led by the National Association of British Market Authorities and supported by the Department for Communities and Local Government, Association of Town City Management, National Market Traders Federation, Local Government Association and the National Association of Local Councils. Main sponsors for Love Your Local Market are the The Department for Communities and Local Government, whose job it is to create great places to live and work, and give more power to local people to shapre what happens in their area. It works with town centres, cities and local areas to attract new businesses and create more jobs. DCLG has been a key supporter of LYLM sinces it’s inception in 2012 and this support continues into 2017. This campaign is sponsored by Gala Tent.” (www.loveyourlocalmarket.co )
– For more information about the background of the Love Your Local Market campaign visit: www.loveyourlocalmarket.co .