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News Release - Issued by Shambles Market

Shambles Market to host Love Your Local Market launch

Shambles Market will host the launch of the Love Your Local Market 2015 campaign - a celebration of British market culture - on Wednesday 13 May 2015.

The two-week campaign (13 to 27 May 2015) is led by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) and backed by government and the market industry.

Shambles Market will be joining over 1,000 markets across the country by taking part in Love Your Local Market and is offering free stalls to market traders on Wednesday 13 May.

The Love Your Local Market Launch Event will take place from 09:30am to 12:30pm at Shambles Market and will be attended by The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of York, Cllr Ian Gillies, The Sheriff of York, Mr John Kenny, Chris Price (city centre & markets manager), Steve Brown (managing director of Make It York), and Graham Wilson OBE (chief executive at NABMA).

Graham Wilson OBE, chief executive at NABMA, said: “We’re delighted to announce that the launch for this year’s Love Your Local Market campaign will be held at the newly refurbished Shambles Market in York.”

“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.”

Steve Shooter, York’s interim city centre and markets manager, said: “It’s fantastic to host the launch of the national Love Your Local Market campaign this year. We have recently reopened following a £1.6 million refurbishment, offering brighter stalls, better facilities and an even livelier shopping experience. Fresh local produce, unique crafts and friendly traders are what makes Shambles market so special and we look forward to welcoming more residents and visitors to the market this year.”

Shambles Market is supported by £1.6million from City of York Council’s Economic Infrastructure Fund (EIF) that was created to enable projects of strategic importance to the city’s ambitions for creating jobs and growing the economy.


Event schedule

9.30 - 10.00 Coffee and networking
10.00 10.45 Speeches
10.45 11.00 Press Photos & Q&A
11.00 12.00 Tour of the market/Interviews

About Shambles Market
Shambles Market is a historic and vibrant market situated in the heart of one of Europe’s largest single pedestrianised areas, between Parliament Street and Shambles – voted the most picturesque street in Britain. One of the North of England's largest open-air markets, it is open seven days a week, all year round (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day).Opening hours are 9am to 5pm. Home to 86 stalls and seven kiosks, with over 100 traders on the market’s books regularly trading, it is a source of exceptional fresh produce, unique crafts and essential merchandise.

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