June 14, 2012
We are getting close folks, and they just keep coming in, good on all those markets, Councils and operators getting involved.
Have a market stall for £10!
Oswestry Market is one of over 300 markets taking part in the national Love Your Local Market campaign inspired by Mary Portas’ report on the future of our High Streets.
Love Your Local Market in Oswestry takes place between 23rd and 29th June 2012 & is being backed by Central Government. The campaign aims to attract new market traders & also aims to highlight the importance that markets play in the heart of the local community, not only for retail but also as a valuable community asset and, in many places, provide the focal point of our town centres.
To support the national campaign here Oswestry Town Council will be offering stalls for a “tenner” to encourage potential traders to use the market. Stalls are also available for local charities or for other organisations such as the library and various other local groups. There will be plenty of entertainment, face painting, giveaways and competitions to help celebrate the occasion.
£10 stalls at Penkridge Market to help businesses
A cheap rate of £10 per stall will be introduced at Penkridge Market in Staffordshire to encourage traders to use the site.
The discounted price for setting up will be charged on Saturday, June 23, which is designated as National Markets Day under an initiative inspired by high street guru Mary Portas
Market manager Matt Williams said today: “We know how tough it is to set up a business during this difficult economic climate, but a market stall is a great way to try out ideas and get customers feedback, without it costing very much. The market attracts up to 5,000 people from around the region every market day, so it’s a great place to start a new business.”
Mr Williams will also be on hand throughout the day to give prospective stallholders information about setting up a permanent pitch at the market, based in Pinfold Lane.
The usual charges for stalls start from £25.
Kay Bishop, aged 28, who set up her cupcake stall at Penkridge a year ago, said: “Having a market stall has been an inexpensive and low risk way of me setting up my business.
“The market is a great place to try out any business idea without spending a lot of money.”
Ms Portas has been commissioned by the Government to revive Britain’s ailing high streets and her market initiative is part of a raft of measures she has come up with.
Under another scheme, Wolverhampton was named as one of 12 areas across the country to win £100,000 of investment and support from Ms Portas.
The city fought off stiff competition as a total of 370 other locations clamoured for a slice of the £1.2 million Portas Pilot funding pot.
Wolverhampton was chosen over local rivals Dudley, West Bromwich, Bearwood and Walsall who were left bitterly disappointed. Ideas include modern-day street criers and a Dragons’ Den-style competition for entrepreneurs.
National Markets fortnight
‘Stalls for a tenner’
During National Markets fortnight people are invited to try Southwark’s markets and take advantage of the ‘stalls for a tenner’ deal.
Special events will be held at East Street and Northcross Road markets, where people with something to sell can turn up on the day and pay just £10 for a stall.
Running a market stall can be a great low cost way of starting a small business; some well known and established brands such as Marks and Spencer and Morrisons started out as market traders.
New traders will be offered expert advice and top tips for success from ‘market mentors’ with years of experience.
Anyone interested in taking up a ‘stall for a tenner’ should contact Sharon Coleman or Hannah Lilley on 0207 525 6000 to register before 20 June.
Congleton Market is one of over 300 markets taking part in the national Love Your Local Market campaign inspired by Mary Portas’ report on the future of our High Streets.
Love Your Local Market fortnight takes place between 23 June and 08 July 2012 & is being backed by Central Government, the Markets Alliance and individuals such as market traders and Apprentice semi finalist Adam Corbally.
The campaign aims to attract new market traders and also aims to highlight the importance that markets play in the heart of the local community, not only as retailing businesses, but they are also a valuable community asset and, in many places, provide the focal point of our town centres.
To support the national campaign here in Congleton, the market managers are offering local businesses, community groups, and budding market traders the chance to book a market stall for only £5 per day to try their hand at market trading.
The offer is being made available on Tuesday and Saturday 26th and 30th June, and on Tuesday and Saturday 3rd and 7th July. Details are available from the Congleton Market Manager Laurence Hodson on 07739 529 225
Graham Wilson, Chief Executive of the National Association of British Markets Authorities says “This is the biggest national markets event for a generation and there is a real opportunity for markets to show what they can do for job creation and bringing town centres to life”.
Laurence Hodson, Congleton Market Manager added “Whether you are a budding market trader ,or somebody looking to try self employment for the first time, or a local business looking for an additional retail outlet, this is a great opportunity to try out market trading at very low cost. In addition we can offer lots of practical help and advice on market trading to anybody who wants to take advantage of this opportunity. However do call me as soon as possible because spaces on this promotion are limited”
TABLES FOR A TENNER
26-29 June to 3-6 July Tables for a Tenner as part of Love Your Local Market fortnight, when would-be retailers can have a stall at Greenwich Market for just ten pounds.
Interested stall holders should visit the market office between 11am to 12pm any week day except Monday or email Steven at email@example.com
Stalls must be booked in advance.
SDC looks to give entrepreneurs a helping hand
BUDDING entrepreneurs looking to kick start a lucrative career are being given a helping hand by Stroud District Council.
SDC is giving new traders the opportunity to set up a stall at the Shambles Market on Wednesday, July 4, for a reduced fee of £2.
The initiative aims to encourage business-minded individuals to put their big ideas to the test by giving them a platform to sell to consumers.
It is being run to celebrate National Market Day and in honour of the ‘Love Your Local Market’ campaign.
A report into the High Street by retail expert Mary Portas recently highlighted the important economic role played by local markets, which were credited with providing crucial opportunities for new start businesses.
“While markets have a vital retail role, they can provide much more to a local community,” an SDC spokesman said.
“The bustle and colour of a successful market is difficult to rival.”
Potential market traders will need to book their pitch in advance by calling our SDC’s market supervisor, Ken Stevens, on 07515 392958 by Tuesday, June 26.
TRY RUNNING STALL AT THE LOCAL MARKET
ANYONE wanting to try their hand at running a market stall can do so in Allerdale later this month.
To celebrate national market day on June 23, a programme of activities has been arranged including face painters, street entertainers, and musicians who will keep visitors entertained as they browse the stalls.
The activities will take place at the Workington Saturday markets on June 23, 30, and July 7.
People will be allowed to experience what it is like to run their own market stall.
As an introduction, smaller stalls will be available at a reduced price at Workington and Silloth markets.
Workington Market, in the town centre, is every Wednesday and Saturday.
Silloth Market is on Thursdays, between Easter and October, next to The Green.
Keswick Market, in the town centre, is every Thursday and Saturday.
Cockermouth Market is on the first Saturday of every month at Market Place.
For more information contact Phil Byers on 07753934540.
CUT PRICE MARKET STALLS ON OFFER
CUT price market stalls in Whitehaven – for just £10 – are being offered by Copeland Council.
It is part of a national event to encourage people to use their local market and revitalise their town centre.
The council is looking for those who are keen to try retail but want to avoid the overheads associated with premises as well as those who want to try something new.
Whitehaven is one of over 300 markets taking part in the national Love Your Local Market campaign inspired by Mary Portas’ report on the future of high streets.
It takes place over a fortnight between June 23 and July 8 and is backed by the Government, and the Markets Alliance.
In Whitehaven, Copeland Council is offering new market traders the chance to have a pitch on the market during the period for £10. The council is also arranging insurance cover for those who set up a pitch.
Normally the stalls are £15 for regular market traders and £22 for casual traders, with insurance costs on top.
Coun Phil Greatorex, portfolio holder for regeneration said: “Town centres are a vital part of the heartbeat of the economy and communities right across the country, and Copeland is no different. We know that both town centres and markets have suffered in recent years, so we are pleased to support this campaign to help encourage entrepreneurs and shoppers to exploit the unique opportunity of market trading.
“We hope a number of people will take us up on the offer and come along and pitch their stall. I would encourage anyone who is interested to get in touch so that we can make this happen and help make Love Your Local Market fortnight the start of a renaissance for markets.”
The council is keen to attract not only traditional market sellers, but also those who make goods at home who would like to try a new opportunity to sell these.
For more information on the campaign or to book a pitch, please call Copeland Borough Council on 0845 054 8600.
Trade for a Tenner
Gravesend Messenger by Julia Roberts
First-time traders are being given the chance to trade for a tenner as part of National Market Day later this month.
Outdoor pitches under the canopy at Gravesend Market will be available to individuals, schools, college and university students and community groups for £10 to test out market trading on Saturday, June 30 as part of the national scheme backed by Gravesham council.
Stallholders are keen to attract more shoppers to Gravesend indoor market as well as promote its rich history.
The event has been organised by the National Association of British Market Authorities in response to recommendations by retail guru Mary Portas on how to rejuvenate high streets.
Market trader Barry Reynolds recently set up his home and garden stall in Gravesend market after moving from a market in Maidstone.
He believes events such as National Market Day are vital to keep the industry going.
He said: “Markets are dying a death all over the country so it’s good to be able to promote ourselves in this way.”
To inquire about a pitch email Gravesend.firstname.lastname@example.org
Love Your Local Market Fortnight
About My Area By Donna Rockett
National Love your Local Market fortnight from 23 June to 8 July is being supported by Huntingdonshire District Council with a special offer for budding market traders to have a go at market trading at the special offer price of £15 for a 10ft pitch at its markets in:
St Ives – Monday and Friday
Huntingdon – Wednesday and Saturday
Ramsey – Saturday
Space at the markets is subject to availability. For more information go to www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/markets or telephone 01480 388388.
Love Your Local Market fortnight is being led by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) with the support of National Market Traders Federation (NMTF) who are offering public liability insurance for start-up traders participating in any official Love Your Local Market events during the fortnight. To take advantage of the offer provide details in advance to email@example.com
Eden is taking part in the National Love Your Local Market Campaign
Eden’s Markets are a few in of over 300 markets taking part in the national Love Your Local Market campaign inspired by Mary Portas’ report on the future of our High Streets.
Love Your Local Market fortnight takes place between 23 June – 8 July 2012 and is being backed by Central Government, the Markets Alliance and individuals such as market trader and Apprentice semi finalist Adam Corbally.
The campaign aims to attract new market traders and also aims to highlight the importance that markets play in the heart of the local community, not only for retail but they are a valuable community asset and, in many places, provide the focal point of our town centres.
To support the national campaign here in Eden we have a wonderful array of markets with a varied selection of Eden’s best producers. Markets happening in the Love your Local Market fortnight are:
Penrith – Weekly Tuesday Market
Appleby – Weekly Saturday Market
Pooley Bridge – Monthly Farmers Market – Last Sunday of the Month
But, don’t forget your other local markets:
Orton – Monthly Farmers Market – Second Saturday of the Month
Penrith – Monthly Farmers Market – Third Tuesday of the Month
Brough – Monthly Farmers Market – Third Saturday of the Month
Plus, its competition time! Eden District Council is asking budding photographers to enter the ‘Local Market Photography Competition’. Three winners will have their images published and first prize will win a hamper of Local Farmers Market produce.
To enter you must send a low resolution image to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email address, telephone number and name of the market attended before 8July 2012. Winners will be contacted by 13th July 2012. Full terms and conditions are available at www.eden.gov.uk/Markets.
Graham Wilson, Chief Executive of the National Association of British Markets Authorities says “This is the biggest national markets event for a generation and there is a real opportunity for markets to show what they can do for job creation and bringing town centres to life.”
Notes to the Editor
For more information contact the Communication Officer at Eden District Council telephone 01768 212137.
• For more information about the background of the Love Your Local Market campaign visit : www.loveyourlocalmarket.org.uk
• The official Twitter site for the campaign is: @loveurlocalmkt & the hashtag is #loveyourlocalmarket
• The official Facebook site for the campaign is: www.facebook.com/loveyourlocalmarket
• The Markets Alliance comprises of NABMA, Association of Town Centre Management, FARMA and Country Markets in collaboration with the National Market Traders Federation, the Local Government Association and the National Association of Local Councils
• For further information about Nabma (National Association of British Markets Authorities) visit www.nabma.com or email Graham Wilson on email@example.com
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