Oswestry Markets are participating in the high profile, Love Your Local Market 2014 campaign again led by the National Association of British Market Authorities, with full support from the wider markets industry and government. We shall be joining over 700 markets across the country by taking part in Love Your Local Market and are offering free pitches for charities and entrepreneurs and are involving local schools and colleges in order to highlight the importance of markets.
Started in 2012 amidst fears around the sustainability of our nation’s high streets, Love Your Local Market participants have staged over 4,000 events and this year Oswestry Markets shall be celebrating this fortnight by holding a youth market on the 14th May, an town wide Antiques Market and the 16th May and a Continental Market on the 24th May, while highlighting the importance that our market plays in the heart of our communities, not only for retail but as valuable community assets that provide a focal point. Anyone wishing to get involved in this year’s event call David Clough on 01691 680222
Graham Wilson OBE, chief executive of the National Association of British Market Authorities says:
“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. With the financial backing of the government and our headline sponsor HMY Radford we intend to make Love Your Local Market 2014 once again the biggest and best markets campaign UK has ever seen.”