- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: Local News, News
Valerie visited Walsall Market on Friday 24 May 2013.
I often buy from the market both in the town and at the Saddlers Stadium. I signed the Early Day Motiion 107 which encourages us all to take part either as customers or market traders to Love our Market. We need to support to support our markets which gives people an opportunity to sell their products directly to consumers and test their products. The next Richard Branson could come from Walsall.”
The full text of “Early Day Motion 107 is:
“That this House welcomes the Love Your Local Market 2013 fortnight; urges all hon. Members to visit and celebrate their local markets in the next 14 days; agrees that markets are at the heart of their towns and communities and will play a central and integral part in regenerating high streets and town centres; notes that 662 markets throughout the country have registered to take part in Love Your Local Market 2013 with 3,500 exciting events planned including shopping, specialist and handmade markets, cultural, musical and culinary events; strongly welcomes the focus on creating new jobs and believes that the organisers will achieve their target of attracting 3,000 new market traders to start a new business career in the next two weeks; recognises the important social role markets play in their communities; and further notes the role markets are playing in bringing people back into the town centre and providing a focal point and a public space for families to enjoy.”