Wakefield markets celebrate Love Your Local Market

13/05/2019, PR-9051

Celebrate Love Your Local Market fortnight
Celebrate Love Your Local Market fortnight

​Wakefield Council is celebrating Love Your Local Market fortnight, with a packed programme of fun activities across its six markets. 

The Council's markets in Castleford, Normanton, Ossett, Pontefract, South Elmsall and the outdoor market at Wakefield, are all taking part with events and activities from 17 to 31 May. 

The national campaign, with the Association of British Markets, is aimed at raising the profile of local markets, encouraging start-up businesses into markets and increasing young people's involvement in markets. 

The Council's markets have fun and entertaining activities taking place including live singers, healthy eating promotions, face painting, bouncy castles, circus entertainment, children's games and balloon modelling.

Cllr Denise Jeffery
Cllr Denise Jeffery

​Cllr Denise Jeffery, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Regeneration, said: "Love Your Local Market fortnight gives people the chance to experience something new and different at all six of our markets. If you haven't been to our markets recently, why not give them a try? And if you are a regular shopper, Love Your Local Markets fortnight is a great opportunity to perhaps visit another of our markets to see what bargains you can find."

Love Your Market events are on at the following times and locations. A detailed calendar of activities can be viewed at: www.wakefield.gov.uk/markets:

  • Castleford - 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 May
  • Normanton - 18 May
  • Ossett - 17, 21, 24, 28, 31 May
  • Pontefract - 18, 21, 22, 25, 29, 31 May
  • South Elmsall - 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28, 31 May
  • Wakefield outdoor market - 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 May

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