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Love Your Local Market campaign 2024

EDM (Early Day Motion) 770: tabled on 20 May 2024

Tabled in the 2023-24 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates St Albans Market on being awarded Best Large Outdoor Market in Britain for 2024; notes the significance of the Love Your Local Market campaign, organised by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA), in celebrating and supporting local markets across the UK; recognises the vital role that markets play in fostering vibrant community life, supporting local economies, and providing accessible opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs; acknowledges the Markets First campaign launched by NABMA, which focuses on attracting and retaining traders, addressing economic challenges, demonstrating the wider value of markets, professionalising market management, and improving relationships with traders; celebrates the participation of over 400 markets in the Love Your Local Market campaign from 17 May to 1 June 2024; and calls on the Government to support initiatives that promote local markets, enhance community engagement, and ensure the sustainability of markets as essential components of our towns and cities.