National award for Tuesday street market

Published Friday, 29th January 2016
Cllr Lelliott and the markets award
Cllr Lelliott celebrates with market traders and staff

Rotherham’s Tuesday Street Market is celebrating after winning a national award.

The market was yesterday awarded “Best Large Outdoor Market 2016” in the annual Great British Market Awards, which are organised by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA).

The highly-successful street market has already expanded to accommodate extra traders due to its popularity, now extending right across the Town Centre from All Saints Square right across to Effingham Square.

Judges were impressed by the market’s high “footfall”, its good links with the local community and the great support that Rotherham’s Market Service provides to the traders.

The street market was initially brought in to boost trade on what was one of the quietest shopping days of the week for Rotherham’s markets. But it proved so successful that it has expanded from an initial 40 stalls up to 62 and then again to 95.

Advisory Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy, Cllr Denise Lelliott, said: “This is fantastic news for Rotherham coming so soon after our success in the Great British High Street Awards.

“The work that the Markets Team has done with traders, partners and the community has really paid off and we can all be proud that what was the quietest trading day of the week has now become the busiest.”

Rotherham’s Markets Operations Manager Dean Thurlow added: “The interest for our extended street market has been overwhelming, giving existing traders the option to expand their businesses.

“The local community supports our Tuesday Street Market and now have a wider choice of commodities and services on offer”.

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