Teenage market taking place this Sunday as it bids to win national competition

The Teenage Market EMN-150412-104659001
The Teenage Market EMN-150412-104659001

The postponed Christmas Teenage Market is taking place this Sunday.

The event, originally planned to coincide with the town’s main Christmas Market, was postponed last weekend due to concerns about high winds meaning organisers did not wish to risk the safety of the young people and customers as well as potential damage to stalls and stock.

The event will now take place this Sunday, 11am-3pm at the Barge and Bottle.

A Town Team spokesman said: “We have been kindly supported by the Barge and Bottle in providing the space and also we’d like to thank the following local businesses for their contributions: Sainsbury’s, Spar, Butlers, Costa Coffee

Wilson’s Newsagents and Dee’s Gifts.”

She added: “We’re very proud of Sleaford’s Teenage Market, in fact we’re so proud that we’ve entered it into a competition to find Britain’s Favourite Market.

“It‘s a national campaign organised by ‘Love Your Local Market’ and the best part is that we can win with your help.”

She listed a few of their achievements in their first year:

* Crowd funded two year’s license fees and trader insurance

* Run five markets with stalls from over 60 young traders

* Organised support and donations from many local companies and organisations

* Welcomed the UK’s youngest ‘Teenage Market’ trader at just nine years old

* Negotiated use of the Market Place and Money’s Yard car parks

* Helped several young entrepreneurs start profitable businesses, some of whom are now trading in the ‘Pop-Up Sleaford’ shop

* Invested in three pop-up gazebos for teenage traders to use

and more planned for 2016.

Simply click on the following website link and locate the photo of the Teenage Market traders and click on the vote button. You don’t have to register to vote.

Go to: http://loveyourlocalmarket.org.uk/britains-favourite-market/

The competition runs throughout December and you can vote every single day to help the market win.