Love your local market


Savvy shoppers are being encouraged to visit Calderdale markets during Love Your Local Market fortnight for some great offers and unique events. 

Wednesday 13 to Wednesday 27 May is Love Your Local Market fortnight. Every year more than 1000 markets across the UK and Europe join forces to raise the profile of local markets in an attempt to bring shopping back into the heart of local communities. Markets across Calderdale are getting involved, with some great incentives to encourage shoppers to discover the benefits that come with shopping locally. 

During Love Your Local Market fortnight, Calderdale markets in Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge, Todmorden and Elland are offering a free cotton bag for every £5 spent at a single market stall. Simply visit one of our markets, spend £5 and you’ll receive a great new bag to take home your goodies, while stocks last. 

There’s certainly plenty to spend your £5 on; whether you’re after fresh ingredients, speciality food, clothes, accessories, make up, flowers or haberdashery, you’ll find it all and more at Calderdale markets. 

There are also plenty of events going on to celebrate the fortnight. These include a local spring market in Sowerby Bridge on Sunday 17 May and a local produce market in Hebden Bridge on Sunday 24 and Bank Holiday Monday 25 May. There will also be special promotions and activities at markets right across the borough.  

Calderdale Council’s Director of Economy and Environment, Ian Gray, said: 

“It’s great that we can offer these special incentives for people to shop at their local Calderdale market during Love Your Local Market fortnight.  

“Many products on sale at Calderdale markets are made locally, with the vast majority of our stall holders living and working in the borough. Supporting local businesses is really important, the more we support our local traders the more successful they become. 

“Love Your Local Market fortnight is the perfect time to visit your closest Calderdale market and see what you’ve been missing out on!” 

For more information and opening times for markets right across the borough, visit

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