June 26, 2012 Cambridge City Council NEWS RELEASE
Cambridge Markets are not giving stalls to students – this information is incorrect. However we are doing the following:
Love your Local Market, 23rd June – 8th July 2012
Love your Local Market is an exciting new national campaign to showcase markets of all types from around the UK. Many markets will feature special activities between 23 June and 08 July 2012. Organisations involved in markets are working together to develop the Campaign as a response to the Mary Portas Report on the future of our High Streets.
Cambridge City Centre Management has developed 3 projects to celebrate this campaign:
1) A Market Quiz
A quiz, which will run throughout the fortnight & will invite members of the public to visit Cambridge Market to find the answers! There are 24 questions – come along & explore the amazing diversity we have on Cambridge Markets. The quiz questions are available to download from the City Council website. All completed entries containing the correct answers will be entered into a draw to win fabulous prizes, donated by the Market Traders. To find the quiz visit, www.cambridge.gov.uk/loveyourlocalmarket
2) ‘How do you see Cambridge Market?’
A competition for local people to paint, sketch, or photograph the Market and it’s Traders, or write a story, poem or song. We will have 3 categories for this competition & will award a prize to the winner in each category. The competition is open to anyone over the age of 11 years old. The public will be invited to view & vote for their favourites. The collection will be displayed in the Small Hall, Guildhall, Cambridge on Thursday 5th July between 10am – 7pm. Everyone who votes will be entered into a prize draw & the winner of the draw will receive a prize also. Closing date to be entered into the prize draw will be Friday 6th July. Winners will be announced Wednesday 11th July 2012.
To enter the competition to display your piece of artwork, photograph or story, poem or song, either complete the entry form which you can find online at www.cambridge.gov.uk/loveyourlocalmarket or call 01223 457465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The public voting slips will be available at the viewing and can be either handed in at the Small Hall on the 5th July between 10am – 7pm or handed in to Reception at the Guildhall before 4.30pm Friday 6th July.
Amongst the fabulous prizes that we have for the winners of this competition are: tickets donated by the Cambridge Corn Exchange for a family of 4 to ‘Ruddigore’ – a light opera produced and directed by Stephen Kenna; a champagne punt tour for up to 8 people donated by Scudamore’s Punting Company Ltd; a £50 voucher to spend at Ken Steven’s Music & Instruments in Sussex Street, a £50 voucher to spend at Cambridge University Press Bookshop in Trinity Street, a cream tea for 2 at Auntie’s Tea Shop in St Mary’s Passage; a walking/punting trip for 2 with Visit Cambridge; jewellery, haircuts & hampers, donated by the Market Traders.
3) Coming soon – The Cambridge Markets Loyalty Card
The introduction of a loyalty card for Cambridge Markets is currently under development. It is anticipated that the loyalty card will be launched later this summer offering residents & regular market shoppers the opportunity to win some lovely treats in return for shopping at Cambridge Markets.
Cllr. Julie Smith, Executive Councillor for Customer Services & Resources said, “Cambridge City Council is delighted to be supporting the ‘Love your Local Market’ campaign. Cambridge Markets are an extremely important aspect of the Cambridge retail offer & we are keen to use this national campaign to raise their profile.”
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