Mendip Markets is calling on young traders to support the 'Love your Local Market' campaign!

The Mendip Markets team are calling on young traders to join them at markets across Mendip in May during the Love your Local Market campaign.

Love your Local Markets campaign is organised by National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA)'s and runs from Friday 17 May to Friday 31 May.

Love your Local Market logoDuring the fortnight Mendip District Council are running a campaign to encourage young traders aged 16-30 to trade at one of our markets during the LYLM fortnight. Traders meeting the criteria that trade at one of the Mendip Markets during LYLM fortnight will then be in the running to be nominated to attend the South West Regional Final of the National Young Traders Markets, which is organised by National Market Traders Federation (NMTF).

Mendip District Council run weekly markets in Frome, Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet, Street and Wells, and a monthly market, every third Sunday of the month in Shepton Mallet.  The council is offering discounted pitches (subject to availability) for first time traders during the fortnight, along with a day's trading insurance provided by NABMA.

Suzanne Sharpe, Market and Events Manager at Mendip District Council, said; "The Love your Local Market campaign is a great opportunity for young traders to get involved with the markets in Mendip and we would encourage people to get in touch to find out more about trading at the markets."

If you are a young trader who would like to trade at the markets, during LYLM fortnight, please email markets@mendip.gov.uk.Mendip Markets Team

LYLM is a national campaign that celebrates the variety of markets up and down the country and puts traders at the heart of the campaign. Its aims to raise awareness to encourage people to attend and support their local markets, the traders and to try something new.     

This is the eighth year of the LYLM campaign, and the second year that the Mendip Markets team has been involved. The campaign has given 11,000 people the chance to sample market trading and at least 1,000 new businesses have been created.

To find out more about the markets you can follow them on social media, Mendip Markets run a Twitter and Instagram account and a number of the markets have Facebook pages, you can use the hashtags #LYLM2019 and #MendipMarkets or visit the Mendip Markets web page.

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Learn more about the young traders market and regional finals

Learn more about the LYLM campaign