June 2017

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Published on 9 June 2017

Market shopping prize for lucky Teignbridge resident

Trolley dash winner, Ruth Beadle, in Newton Abbot's Indoor Market

A trip to Newton Abbot’s markets turned into a winning surprise for one local shopper as Teignbridge District Council teamed up with local market traders.

Mrs Ruth Beadle from Newton Abbot was randomly drawn from over 100 entrants as the winner of a £100 trolley dash prize to spend within the markets. Forming part of the national Love Your Local Market 2017 campaign, the popular annual event on the market calendar saw market shoppers completing an entry form for a chance to win the fantastic prize.

Teignbridge District Council's Markets Manager for Newton Abbot, Mike Walsh said:

“Congratulations to Mrs Beadle and I am sure she and her family will enjoy the delicious range of produce from our top quality butchers, deli and fruit and veg stalls.”

Prize winner, Mrs Ruth Beadle said:

“It was a lovely surprise when I received the call to say I had won. I often visit the market on a daily basis and I get recognised by many of the traders. It was nice to be able to spread my prize winnings around the market and fill my trolley with lots of lovely local produce I can share with the family.”

The Love Your Local Market campaign started in 2012 and is led by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA). This year’s theme focuses on making markets relevant for the next generation of traders and consumers.

Newton Abbot is home to variety of indoor and outdoor markets as well as weekly cattle auctions, with something for everyone to enjoy and explore.

  • The Market Hall: Monday to Saturday, 9am to 4pm
  • The Food Hall: Monday to Saturday, 8am to 5pm
  • The Outdoor Market, operates in the Market Square and Courtenay Street: Wednesday and Saturday, 8am to 4pm
  • The Produce Market in Courtenay Street: every Friday, 9am to 3pm
  • Livestock Auctions are held in the Cattle Market area every Wednesday and there are also poultry sales every second Saturday from March until the end of October.

Teignbridge’s ten year strategy highlights the Council’s ongoing commitment to invest in town centres as the focal points in main urban areas. By creating vibrant environments, this brings key economic benefits and will continue to be vital to our communities and help attract more people to the town.

For traders seeking a foot on the business ladder or between a market stall and shop, there is an opportunity to ‘try before you buy’ with a short stint in a pop-up shop in the Market Walk Shopping Centre. It has previously been home to a gallery and two artisan start-ups. Running a pop-up shop allows new start-ups to experience being a high street business while also making good use of any empty units.

For more information contact Teignbridge’s economy and assets team at economyandassets@teignbridge.gov.uk