IT’S Love your Local Market fortnight from May 17, and to mark the national event Tameside Council is launching an addition to its popular and successful range of specialist markets.
As well as Ashton Farmers’ Market, Tameside Hospital Healthy Eating Market, and the artisan markets in Hyde and Stalybridge, there will now be a cake and craft market in Ashton on the third Saturday of every month.
A Tameside Council spokesman said: “Once the cake and craft market is up and running there will be a specialist market in Tameside almost every weekend.
“A key theme of this year’s campaign is making markets relevant for the next generation of traders and consumers, which is exactly what we are doing in Tameside.”
Nearly 400 markets have signed up to take part Love Your Local Market fortnight from May 17 to 31. During this period, Tameside Council we will be offering new traders free trading at Ashton and Hyde markets.
A spokesperson for the campaign added: “Markets are a vital part of our nation’s high streets and town centres offering so much more than just a shopping experience. Love Your Local Market celebrates the uniqueness of markets, not just in May but year-round and we are encouraging market operators, traders and members of the public to join us.”
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