The Leader of West Lindsey District Council has called on residents of West Lindsey to visit their local market over the next two weeks, and participate in the nation-wide Love Your Local Market Campaign.
The Love Your Local Market campaign is a national initiative run by the National Association of British Market Authorities, and runs from the 16th to the 30th October.
West Lindsey currently has markets at Caistor on a Saturday, Gainsborough on a Tuesday and Saturday, and Market Rasen on a Tuesday (and sometimes a Friday) every week.
Leader of West Lindsey District Council, Cllr Owen Bierley said: “We have fantastic, community-focused markets every week at Caistor, Gainsborough and Market Rasen. Visiting each one is something I thoroughly enjoy doing as much as I can – Caistor being my closest local market of course. The variety of locally-grown products available, as well as the friendly community environment, is always a pleasure to be around, even in the coldest of months.
“I invite everyone to visit a local market this week and take part in the national campaign to celebrate the role markets play within our local communities. We have traders out in all weathers every week and I congratulate them all on their commitment and desire to provide local products and support the local economy within our District.”
The campaign runs for two-weeks, and is hoped to give communities a chance to show their support for local markets in West Lindsey.
Vice-Chair of the Prosperous Communities Committee, Cllr Tracey Coulson said: “As a Council, we know how important markets are to our communities. As well as providing jobs and income, markets are a strong resource to our local economy and as far as I am concerned, the more popular they are, the better for our District!
“Please take this fantastic opportunity to visit your local market and explore all the local stalls available over the next two weeks where you can.”
Don’t forget – parking is free in Gainsborough car parks for one hour and free for two hours in Market Rasen car parks.
For more details on timings and dates of markets in West Lindsey – visit our Markets webpage
For information on our grant scheme for Market holders, see the news article on grants available for street markets
To see more about this campaign - visit our social media channels or Discover Gainsborough, and feel free to send or tag us into any market-inspired photos and we will share the best images!