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Love your local market this fortnight

[Friday 15 June 2012]

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Tell us why you love your local market and you could win vouchers to spend at your favourite stall.

Barnstaple Pannier Market is joining a national campaign from 23 June to 8 July, to encourage new traders and celebrate everything that's great about local markets. It is also holding a competition for customers as part of the Love Your Local Market fortnight, which is led by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA).

Information for potential new traders will be available throughout the market during the fortnight.

Executive Member for Economic Regeneration, Councillor Malcolm Prowse, says: "The market holds a firm place in the hearts of local people and regular visitors to the area. Full of life and character, the market offers an exciting alternative to the High Street, so join us in celebrating all that it stands for. I would also encourage any small traders or local entrepreneurs to pop in during the fortnight to get some friendly advice from the market team. It might be the beginnings of a very successful business!"

Market Manager, Simon Curry, says: "If you're thinking of setting up your own business, Barnstaple's pannier market could be a great place to start. The market is open six days a week all year round, and is an ideal venue for small traders just starting out, or more established businesses looking for an additional retail outlet. Stalls start from just £8 a day and are available as a one-off or on a regular basis. Pop in or give us a call and we'll be more than happy to talk through your options."

For a chance to win a £25 voucher to spend in the market, tell us in 20 words or less what you love most about Barnstaple Pannier Market. Email, post a message on our Facebook page, or post on Twitter using hashtag #loveBarnstapleMkt. Entry forms are also available in the market from 23 June.

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