Letter - Time to love your local market

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In response to Mr Roberts in last week’s Wakefield Express (June 27), I’m sorry to hear his views on Wakefield Market but I would like to clarify that the market is going from strength to strength. Last week it celebrated its fifth birthday, which included family entertainment, activities and special offers.

We are continuing to invest in markets across the district with the roll out of our business start-up scheme, which has already attracted a number of new traders.

We have also signed up to the national scheme Love Your Local market, to encourage more people to shop at their local market.

I urge readers to back all of the district’s markets with their friendly traders, variety of products and great prices.

Coun David Dagger

Cabinet member for Culture, Sport and Libraries