Mendip Markets, run by Somerset Council, took part in the national ‘Love Your Local Market’ (LYLM) campaign which celebrates our traditional markets and its dedicated traders.

Markets in Frome, Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet, Street, and Wells proudly displayed a LYLM banner. Photos of the moment can be seen on social media and captures the communities at the heart of these thriving spaces.

LYLM is organised by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) and this year’s campaign ran from 12 – 27 May 2023.

The variety of traders featured, and the quality of products on offer, is not only a reminder that these markets are a great place to go shopping, but also highlights their importance to the local economy and their contribution to daily life in our towns and city.

Cllr Federica Smith-Roberts, Lead Member for Communities, Housing and Culture, said:

“Mendip Markets have proudly supported the LYLM campaign for many years, and 2023 is no exception. Our dedicated team have been busy hosting the seven weekly markets and engaging with traders, celebrating their commitment on social media.

Markets are an important feature of our local community, our heritage and gives small businesses an opportunity to thrive and grow in the area.

Let’s continue shopping at the markets and support our many unique and devoted Somerset traders.”

Visit Mendip Markets social media to see the LYLM banner at each market and meet the traders who operate there:
• Instagram: @Mendip.Markets
• Facebook: Search #MendipMarkets

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LYLM 2023 at Wells Wednesday Market

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May 30, 2023

Melissa Webb

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