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Love Your Local Market Goes To Pocklington

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6:02am 19th May 2013

Sushi, polish sausages and Lithuanian cakes are just some of the things people in Pocklington will be able to try-out over the next few weeks.

People in Pocklington are being encouraged to visit their local market as part of the national Love Your Local Market Campaign, which runs until Wednesday, 29th May.

The East Riding is home to several fine markets, including two in Beverley, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, in Bridlington, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, in Cottingham and Driffield, on Thursdays, in Goole, Wednesdays through to Saturdays, and in Pocklington, on Tuesdays, and has a long and proud tradition of market trading spanning back centuries.

Pocklington Market was granted its market charter in the 14th Century and takes place every Tuesday, from 9am-4pm, and is home to 49 stalls.

Pocklington is an attractive market town at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds and, as well as its weekly market, is home to a wide range of local quality shops.

During Love Your Local Market fortnight Pocklington’s market will include World Food Café cookery demonstrations and can be visited on Tuesday, 21 and 28 May.

Councillor Jane Evison, cabinet portfolio holder for economy, investment and inequalities, said: “The economy of the East Riding is diverse and our local markets play an important role within it.

“Our area has a rich history when it comes to market trading and is proud to be supporting the national Love Your Local Market campaign, which provides an opportunity for us to support and celebrate our local markets in the East Riding.

“Markets offer a social hub for people to purchase goods and services while also enjoying a cup of coffee and a conversation with friends.

“I would urge all our residents and of course visitors to the area to go down to their local market and see what is on offer.”

John Dyson, a local market trader and vice-chair of the National Market Traders Federation, said: “Markets play an important role in communities and Love Your Local Market will help raise our profile and remind people that we are still here.”

If anyone has an idea for a business that they would like to explore further they can contact any of the East Riding business centres for free business advice and make an appointment to see a business advisor.

For further information about local markets, including monthly farmers’ and local producers’ markets, visit www.eastriding.gov.uk or follow the council on Twitter @East_Riding

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