Support market in national competition

Make your vote count and give Mablethorpe your support by voting for them in this year’s Britain’s best market competition.

Residents from Mablethorpe, Sutton on Sea and Trusthorpe have until Monday, December 31 to show their support for their town market in this national competition.

The National Association of British Market Authorities are searching to find the best market in Britain.

Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea Town Council is encouraging all residents to show their support for the market by casting their votes online at www.nabma.com.

Mayor of Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea, Coun Joyce Taylor said: “Mablethorpe has a long history of being a market town with the market charter being granted to the town in 1253.

“This is the ideal opportunity for all local residents to support their local market and show how important this facility is to the parish.”

Mablethorpe market was recently taken over by Mablethorpe Town Council and by working closely with the market traders, they have managed to increase occupancy and the variety of goods offered for sale, week on week.

The Mayor added: “We ask residents to take the time to vote for their market to ensure Mablethorpe market is put firmly on the map.

“And what better time to do so in celebration of the historic markets 760th anniversary in 2013.”

Trader representative Len Evans said: “Mablethorpe market is going from strength to strength since the Town Council took over the operation.

“We are fortunate to have such a well run market and I would encourage people to support their local market by voting.

“This will encourage more visitors to the area, support local businesses and highlight the market hertiage within the town.”

Town Manager, Karen Froggatt added: “Since the market has moved to the High Street, it has seen a revival of stall holders attending.

“The weekly market is an asset for the town and I hope residents take the time to vote and show their support.”