Preston Market aiming to win national award

preston covered market

Preston Market is asking for your support to help it be voted Britain’s Favourite Market.

Last year the market finished outside the top four in the award, with market chiefs blaming the city’s small population for defeat to Leicester who scooped the award.

Voting opened on the National Association of British Market Authorities website on Thursday 1st December and runs until 23rd December. Click here to vote for Preston Market.

Market manager David Bullock said: “Voting for Preston Markets is a great way of showing your appreciation for the quality service provided by the traders week in and week out.

“However winning such a competition would not only give the traders of Preston Market a huge boost but it would also be a great positive message about the City, particularly with recent disappointing news on the Markets proposed redevelopment.”

The council has been supporting the market bid by creating a short film about the markets and the traders who pack both the indoor and outdoor market halls.

The video shows shoppers going about their business and short interviews with traders about the sense of place the market gives them and the pride they feel working there.

The indoor market is also branching out to run cookery demonstrations with the Market Kitchen launching in the new year.

The free event will take place at stall 71 on Friday 6th January 2012 from 12noon, and you can watch experts preparing fresh produce from the market.

Blog Preston backed the market to win last year, and is doing so again. You can read our editor’s comment on the reason why you should vote for Preston Market.

Image credit to George D Thompson

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