Love Gainsboro’ market event for next month

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Gainsborough Market Place G110830-7b

Gainsborough’s Market will be under the spotlight for a fortnight next month as part of a national scheme to celebrate the importance of markets - and you can get involved.

West Lindsey District Council (WLDC) and the Gainsborough Town Partnership have teamed up to take part in ‘Love Your Local Market’ fortnight.

The campaign runs from 15th to 29th May and aims to attract new traders and highlight the importance markets play in the heart of the local community. WLDC says that not only are they are excellent business opportunities but they are also a valuable community asset.

Chairman of prosperous communities committee, Coun Malcolm Parish urged people to join in the celebrations.

“By taking parting in the ‘Love Your Local Market’ campaign, the council is helping to break down the barriers that prevent many people from taking that first step towards starting up a new business,” he said.

“We hope that by offering affordable stalls we are giving would-be entrepreneurs the chance to see if their idea for a new business can work. I hope local people will back this initiative and come along to show their support.”

Gainsborough Town Manager Samantha Dodd said: “Gainsborough Town Partnership is excited to be participating in Love Your Local Market 2013.”

“The campaign is the perfect opportunity to promote all the best bits of Gainsborough to traders and visitors - old and new.”

She added: “By working with partners and the local community, the Gainsborough Town Partnership’s aim is to support, enhance and revitalise the heart of our town centre.”

Love your Local Market (LYLM) is an exciting national campaign to showcase markets of all types from around the UK.

Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities, set a target of 500 markets getting involved in this year’s events, in addition to 3,000 new traders.

Chief executive of the National Association of British Market Authorities Graham Wilson OBE said: “Love Your Local Market is the biggest market event in a generation.”

“ It gives people the chance of a new career and demonstrates how important the market is to the local community.”

For information or if you would like to book a stall contact Rebecca Jackson on 07810 658397 or rebecca.jackson@west-lindsey.gov.uk.