Shop local at Hambleton Markets this Summer

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During the summer we are continuing to throw our support behind our Hambleton markets by encouraging everyone to shop local.

Hambleton District Council launched a publicity campaign earlier in the summer aimed at promoting the markets in Bedale on a Tuesday, Easingwold on a Friday, Northallerton on a Saturday and Wednesday, Stokesley on a Friday and Thirsk on a Saturday and Monday.  

The aim of the campaign is to encourage people to shop local and make good use of the fantastic range of independent shopping available in our district, particularly through the summer months where alfresco market shopping is so enjoyable.  

This campaign is part of the wider #DiscoverHambleton campaign which aims to encourage people to visit, stay and return to Hambleton.

A radio advertising campaign is running throughout July and August on local radio station York Mix, with the next live broadcasts set to be from Bedale, Easingwold and Stokesley markets. This is a continuation of the initial successful live radio broadcasts which have already been carried out in Northallerton and Thirsk. This activity was supported by a four-week on-air advertising campaign in June. This campaign reached a total audience of over 49,000 hearing the advert an average of 4.8 times per listener.  

An A5 flyer promoting the markets has also been produced as part of this summer-long campaign and will be available at key community locations across the district ensuring as many people as possible are aware of what our markets have to offer.

Cllr Mark Robson, Leader of Hambleton District Council said: “It’s great news that we are continuing with our publicity campaign to support our local markets by encouraging residents and visitors to shop local and thrown their support behind the market traders and other independent local businesses.  

“It’s always a great day out in all our market towns on market day, especially during the summer months where the pleasant weather makes for a perfect shopping experience.

As Leader of this Council, I have always been clear that we will invest in and support the things that matter to our residents and communities, and the markets are such a key part of Hambleton’s identity and heritage that it’s important we do all we can to ensure they remain vibrant, busy and attractive shopping options for both residents and visitors to enjoy for many years to come.”

Published: 7th July 2022

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