IN the two years since the Totally Locally campaign started in Calderdale, it has helped to change shopping habits and raise awareness of the products and services available in independent businesses across the borough.
One of the success stories of the campaign has been Brighouse’s street market which returns to the town on Saturday, April 28, showcasing the best of local produce and crafts.
Organiser Lesley Adams said: “The market has gone from strength to strength since we held the first one a year ago. We have achieved so much in a short space of time and our Totally Locally market has become synonymous with offering visitors the chance to buy some great quality local produce.”
Several new stallholders will join old favourites selling homemade sausages and pies, cheeses, bread, confectionery, hot food and crafts. Community breadmakers Love Bread of Brighouse will have a stall, as will SaBe Babywear of Elland, handmade cushions by Cath Roberts and cheesemaker Paul Shaw of Copley, who regularly has a stall at Brighouse’s Wednesday market.
There will entertainment throughout the day from choirs from Brighouse schools and from Polish dancers Mlody Mazur. It is hoped that the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) will hand over the ‘Best Small Speciality Market’ award during the day and collections will be made for Overgate Hospice and the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.
The market will run from 9am to 3pm and traffic diversions around the town centre will be in place for the day.