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Published on 16 May 2017

Teignbridge supports Love Your Local Market 2017

Shoppers in Newton Abbot have the chance to win a £100 trolley dash as Teignbridge District Council teams with market traders in support of Love Your Local Market 2017, from 17 May to 31 May.

To mark the occasion and encourage people to shop locally, Teignbridge is offering a special markets trolley dash prize draw to attract people into the market town.

Visitors can pick up an entry form from various locations around the Indoor Market and Market Square, with one lucky winner given £100 to spend within the markets and the chance to fill their trolley with anything they want.

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

"This is a fantastic celebration of market culture, happening over a fortnight in May each year. Love Your Local Market 2016 saw over 1100 Markets in the UK come together to deliver the largest Market event for a generation and it’s a great opportunity for people to come and see the diverse offers from our traders. Newton Abbot has a proud tradition of markets that have long been a force for good for the local economy.

"I'm delighted we are backing the campaign again. We'd encourage regular visitors and new ones to come and see us, spend time in the markets - browsing or buying - and enter the prize draw. Good luck everyone!"

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

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.