A message from NABMA – LYLM 2017

A message from NABMA – LYLM 2017

Dear Colleague
LOVE YOUR LOCAL MARKET
As we come to the end of the first week of our LYLM fortnight. I wanted to update you on some of the wonderful things that are being done around the country. This is only a sample so apologies if you are not included. Keep telling us your stories we really want to know about the world’s biggest market event:

  • Portobello are running a video competition in line with NABMA & their winner will be announced at the Portobello Film Festival
  • Tooting Market offering free coffees to the police for what they do for the community
  • Freeman Street Market, Grimsby ,were providing free parking for market customers
  • HRH Prince of Wales & HRH Duchess of Cornwall visited Oxford Covered Market (the day before LYLM started)
  • Graham Wilson and Ellie Gill have been interviewed on 20 Regional Radio since the start of the campaign. Maria Cotton was on Dearne FM this week & Widnes Markets were on BBC Merseyside
  •  Cambridge Market did a outdoor movie night with Grease showing
  • Grainger Market in Newcastle had a big Night Market
  • Cardiff Market run a buggy service to pick up customers across the city
  • Tooting Market – kids chocolate workshop
  • Bolton Market – Teenage  Market, Fun Day with Birds of Prey, Selfie competition & lots going on
  • Lots of markets giving out free bags, running things for the kids e.g. Face painting, workshops, sport
  • Bradford Uni students launch #shopforvictory campaign to promote shopping in the market
  • Ormskirk Market – free pitches for young traders
  • Market Harborough – competition to win 6 weeks free trading
  • This weekend there are lots of LYLM events including – Puppet Parade in Bury St Edmunds, Comic Con in Warrington, Leicester Community Giants Youth Market & many more
  • Relaunch of Southam Market on Tues 30th May
  • Morpeth Market – doing recipes each week  with produce from different traders
  • Bradford Oastler Market – Food walk & poetry
  • #LYLMBrixton – the different markets & BID have all come together under the Brixton BID & are doing lots of events, videos & have even produced #LYLMBrixton Rock (with #LYLMBrixton running right through it!)

There is loads more happening across the UK plus other countries. There was a photo of an advert on the back of a bus in Madrid, dancing in markets in Vigo in Spain, promotions in Greece, Chicago etc. etc.

Thank you for your fantastic support.

Yours sincerely
Graham Wilson OBE
Chief Executive

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Please note that Knowsley Lift Services will be carrying out essential repairs to the lift on Tuesday 23rd May – the lift will be out of service from 0900 -1700