e offering a free stall to anyone who wants to try out trading for the first time.  Spaces are available at a number of markets across Northumberland – with further information available from our markets officer.

“I also urge people to support their local market and try shopping there – if they don’t already – helping to sustain them into the future.”

LYLM is organised nationally by NABMA, the National Association of British Market Authorities. NABMA President, Chris Rosling Joseph said: “This year’s theme, Markets: Close to Your Heart, reflects the importance of markets as the beating heart of communities across our villages, towns and cities.”

Minister for High Streets, Jake Berry MP said: “Love Your Local Market reflects markets as part of the historical fabric of our communities and that they have an important role in their future. 

“Like our town centres and high streets, markets are rising to the challenge of attracting the modern consumer, becoming more community and partnership focused and adapting to today’s  technologies.”

Find out more where there are markets in Northumberland  and what sort of goods you can buy there at www.northumberland.gov.uk/markets

If you would like to book a stall, or take advantage of the free stall for new traders offer, emailNeil.Brown@northumberland.gov.uk or phone 07909 688174