Love Your Local Market Kicks Off with a Buzzing First Weekend

Love Your Local Market Kicks Off with a Buzzing First Weekend

The Love Your Local Market 2024 campaign launched with vibrant energy, showcasing bustling markets and creative events. From the mini market stalls at Alfreton Indoor Market to the call for historic photos at Pontypridd Market, the weekend was filled with community spirit and innovative ideas. Preston Markets shared a blog on why shopping local matters, while Hinckley Market celebrated with short films about its traders.

These examples may inspire your market activities during the campaign. Remember, tag us in ALL your posts and we’ll be happy to share your content! #LYLM2024

The Market Quarter Pontypridd: Asked people to share historic photos to create a gallery of the market.

Alfreton Indoor Market: Daily trader spotlights with a mini market stall.

Preston Markets: Blog post on the importance of shopping local.

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council: Series of short films about market traders.

Chelmsford Market: Instagrammable bench for photos and tagging.

Swansea Market: Live music and community celebrations.

South Molton Pannier Market: Fully booked market with live music and a competition.

Freeman Street Market: Family Fun Day with special guests and activities.

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council: Arts, crafts, face-painting, and a free market trail.

Cheshire West: Free stall for a day at Winsford Market for new businesses.

St John’s Market Scunthorpe: Tombola, gift and craft tables, and entertainment for everyone.

Newark Royal Market: May Market and Newark Steampunk Festival with live entertainment.

Camden Council: Affordable trading pitches for new traders

By engaging in similar activities, your market can attract diverse crowds and highlight the unique value of local trading. Keep tagging Love Your Local Market to maximise visibility and celebrate the heart of your community.

Don’t forget, it is never too late to put your market on the LYLM map

We welcome news stories, job vacancies and tender opportunities from our members for publication. If your market has some news to share, please email

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