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Time to vote for your favourite market

Lesley Adams, chairman of Brighouse Business Initative, is presented with a trophy from the National Association of British Market Authorities for the best small speciality market.

Lesley Adams, chairman of Brighouse Business Initative, is presented with a trophy from the National Association of British Market Authorities for the best small speciality market.

Fans of Brighouse markets and those throughout Calderdale can have their say in the National Association of British Markets Authorities Awards.

Last year hundreds gave the thumbs up to Brighouse Totally Locally Street markets and triumphed in the Best Small Speciality Market Award.

The Brighouse Business Initiative has just held their successful Victorian Festival and their annual food and craft markets throughout the year.

Now shoppers have until the end of December 2013 to vote for their market of the year.

All voters have to do is visit www.nabma.com to cast their nomination.

During December, Calderdale Council has launched a new campaign to promote the real benefits of shopping at local markets.

The key message highlights that not only do shoppers receive quality and great value, they benefit from a shopping experience very different from typical chain store retailers.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Environment, Councillor Barry Collins, said: “It’s really important that we encourage people to shop at our local markets.

“Not only do people receive quality products that are quite often born and bred in Calderdale, they’re supporting local businesses and people who work and live in Calderdale.”

For the festive season, there’s lots going on across all markets in Calderdale ranging from local meat to produce.

Friendly traders will offer advice and information about all their products and can even give a little inspiration about what to cook or buy.

If it’s those last minute Christmas gifts or stocking fillers shoppers are needing there a range of handmade jewellery, local arts and crafts and even have traders ready to demonstrate how to make your own gifts, such as knitted jumpers and cards.

The Council is encouraging shoppers to come and see what local markets can offer.

Throughout December there are several Christmas markets taking place in Calderdale, from Totally Locally Christmas markets and local produce markets to Christmas craft markets. For more information about Calderdale markets visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/business/markets or call 0845 245 6000.

 

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