It’s market day again

Organiser Lesley Adams of Simply Flowers
Organiser Lesley Adams of Simply Flowers

BRIGHOUSE traders are planning to make the town’s second Totally Locally street market on August 27 even more successful than the first event in April.

Stallholders and town traders were so impressed by the response to the first street market on April 30 that they immediately put pressure on the organisers to plan for the next one.

Lesley Adams of Brighouse Business Initiative said: “The whole purpose of the event was to raise the profile of Brighouse and we are delighted that we managed to do that. Not only was the town packed with people on the day of the market itself, April 30, but I understand trade was up the following Saturday as well.

“Brighouse has a town centre to be proud of and the street market was a great way to show it off. We received some very favourable comments after the first market and that has spurred us on to organise another one.”

Traders are being invited to a meeting on Thursday, June 9 at Prego Restaurant, Brighouse, at 5.30pm to find out what is planned for the next street market and how they can get involved.

“We want everyone’s input,” said Lesley. “Representatives of the Totally Locally campaign in Calderdale will be coming along to explain the benefits to the town.”

More than 25 traders set up stalls in Brighouse on April 30 selling food and drink, crafts, gifts and plants. It is hoped a similar number will take part in the next event on August Bank Holiday Saturday.

Brighouse Business Initiative is also planning a winter street market and Christmas lights switch-on celebration on Saturday, November 27.

l To mark the second anniversary of the Totally Locally campaign, Calderdale shoppers are being invited to nominate their favourite independent cafe or shop.

Details of how to vote are available on posters around the town centre or the website and the awards will be presented at a ceremony at The Works, Sowerby Bridge, on June 30.