Love Your Local Market Champion

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Wakefield Council has been selected as a Love Your Local Market Champion from over 400 participants from across the country.

The Love Your Local Market 2024 campaign, which took place from 17 May to 1 June, recognised the Council as Activity Champion.

“We’re really pleased to have been selected as a Love Your Local Market Champion.

“We know how important our local markets are to our residents and that’s why we’ve invested over £6.4m across all our indoor and outdoor markets to fund improvements.

“It’s great to see the work that has taken place to improve Castleford Market is being recognised and we hope people are enjoying the new events and activities on offer.”

Cllr Michael Graham

Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Growth

Cllr Michael Graham

The campaign recognised the variety of engaging events and activities at Castleford Market during the campaign.

Key activities included a collaboration with KLH to host a Makers Market and activities to support Castleford Roman Festival, featuring Riverside Paint-a-Pot offering a free pottery workshop, both in the newly created event space.

The Council also hosted its first-ever Young Market Trader event, where young traders showcased their talents, with winners advancing to the regional finals. This event coincided with the official relaunch of the Market Hall.

From 17 May 2024 to 1 June 2024, participants showcased their dedication to supporting local markets and engaging with the community. With over 400 participants, it was an incredible showcase of community spirit and support for local businesses.

To find out more about the Love Your Local Market campaign, visit

For more information about the district’s markets, please visit 

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