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Love Your Local Market!

Nottingham City Council is celebrating the national 2013 Love Your Local Market campaign by encouraging people to rediscover their local market.

The campaign runs from Wednesday 15 - 29 May and is led by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) and is backed by Central Government and the wider market industry.

The campaign aims to attract new market traders and also aims to highlight the importance that markets play in the heart of the local community, not only for retail but they are a valuable community asset and provide the focal point of many of our town centres.

The Love your Local Market campaign will celebrate all the local markets in Nottingham City - Bilborough, Bulwell, Clifton, St Ann's, Hyson Green, Victoria Centre Market and a thriving car boot sale in Colwick.

Cllr David Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Tourism at Nottingham City Council, said: "The Love your Local Market fortnight is a great opportunity to rediscover all the quality local produce and goods your nearest market has to offer.

"Each one of our markets offers a fantastic selection of goods at affordable prices, including fresh fruit and vegetables, cosmetics products and the finest range of fabrics - Nottingham's markets have something for everyone."

As part of the campaign people can visit a variety of new traders on Victoria Centre Market Food Hall after Nottingham City Council offered the chance for food traders to trade for free during the fortnight.

Among the new traders there will be:

  • Delish Cake Pops - cake pops and other baked goods, trading on 18 and 20 May
  • Organo Gold Coffees - Organic Healthy Coffee, trading on 15 to 29 May
  • Homemade Bakery - bread, rolls, pastries, donuts, cakes and more, trading on 16 to 18 May and 23 to 25 May
  • Island Good UK - Caribbean inspired preserves, trading on 15 to 17 May and 20 to 24 May
  • Salad Days/J W Lauries - Farm Shop: Fruit, vegetables, dairy, pastas, olives, cheese and more, trading 15 to 29 May
  • Mrs Bishop's Doggy Deli - handmade dog and cat treats, biscuits and cakes, trading on 18, 20 and 21 May
  • Roast Event - Hog roast (Italian style), pork pies with stilton cheese, pork scratchings, trading on 15 & 16 May and 20 to 29 May
  • 4get me Knott - Savoury muffins and cakes, trading on 15 to 29 May
  • A & J Philippines - Filipino foods, including desserts and snacks, trading on 15 to 29 May
  • Deli - Cious Chocolate - chocolates products, trading on 15 to 29 May 
  • Green Olives - Olives, turkish delight, baklava and more, trading on 15 to 29 May
  • Indian Food - Indian fast food, trading to 15 to 29 May
  • Hongsarl UK Ltd - Chinese fast food, trading on 15 to 29 May
  • Caribbean Flavours - Caribbean hot food, trading on 15 to 29 May
  • Mrs D's Delights - Homemade cakes, cupcakes, chocolates & other small baked goods, trading on 15 to 29 May

Victoria Centre Market will also be hosting two special events during the fortnight including:

  • Victoria Centre Market Food Hall, Sushi making demonstration on Saturday 18 May and 25 May at 11:30am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
  • Cookery Demonstration from Chef Nigel Brown on Saturday 25 May at 12midday, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Including a competition for the chance to win a free cookery course.

Graham Wilson OBE, Chief Executive of the National Association of British Market Authorities says: "Love Your Local Market is the biggest market event in a generation. It gives people the chance of a new career and demonstrates how important the market is to the local community. With the financial backing of the Government and our headline sponsor HMY Radfords we intend to make Love Your Local Market 2013 the biggest & best market campaign the UK has ever seen"

Stan Carty, Commercial Director HMY Radfords says: "HMY Radford are delighted to be the sponsors for the 'Love Your Local Market 2013' campaign. We feel honoured to be associated with such a prestigious and national community focused drive. We look forward with great anticipation and endeavour to providing wholehearted support to NABMA, local markets and traders alike".

Rediscover your local market today:

Bilborough Market, Bracebridge Drive, Bilborough, NG8 4PN, Thursdays, 9am - 1pm

Bulwell Market, Market Place, Bulwell, NG6 8HD, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 9am - 4pm

Clifton Market, Southchurch Drive, Clifton, NG11 9LQ, Fridays and Saturdays, 8.30am - 4.30pm

Hyson Green, Radford Road, Hyson Green, NG7 6BE, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9am - 2.30pm

St Ann's Market, Robin Hood Chase, St Ann's, NG3 4EZ, Tuesdays, 9am - 1pm

Victoria Centre Market, upper Victoria Centre, Nottingham, NG1 3PT, Monday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm

Colwick Car Boot, Colwick Racecourse, Colwick Road, NG2 4BE, Sundays, 8.30am - 1pm

For further details about markets in Nottingham and trading on a market please call the Markets and Fairs Team on 0115 9156970 or visit www.mynottingham.gov.uk/markets