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Shop local, Shop at Hackney s markets this Christmas

Hackney Council is encouraging people to ‘Love Hackney, Shop Local’ and support their local shops and markets.

Hackney has some of the most vibrant markets in London where the choice is varied and there are bargains galore. Shoppers will be supporting local traders and they will find the sort of gifts you might not find on the high street.

Councillor Feryal Demirci, Cabinet members for Neighbourhoods said: “Hackney Markets are a perfect place pick up some fabulous Christmas gifts, to get your evening started or relax after a hard day s Christmas shopping. Hackney markets offer unique goods that you wouldn t find anywhere else and you’re guaranteed to pick up a bargain. ”

Diane Cunningham from the Chatsworth Road Traders Association said: “We want to encourage people to shop local and support their local shops and markets. Chatsworth Road will be holding a special Christmas market which will see the road closed to traffic and a host of activities taking place. There will be the usual array of stalls from street food to vintage clothes and furniture accompanied by carol singing and mince pies and you’ll be able to buy Christmas trees and turkeys too.”

Christmas Markets this December include Chatsworth Road, Sunday 11 December. Broadway Market on Christmas Eve, 24 December and Hoxton Fashion Market, Saturday 10 December.

Hackney s five street markets and December opening times:

Broadway Market, E8. Saturday, 9.30am to 4.30pm. Just off Lansdowne Drive, London Fields. A farmer’s style market with good quality fashion, foods and arts.

Chatsworth Market, E5 Sunday, 11am to 5pm. Visit the market for various items including cooked food, vintage items, clothing, arts and crafts.

Hoxton Market, N1. Monday to Saturday from 9am-4pm. Located in Shoreditch, just off Old Street. Selling food, ladies and men’s fashion, footwear, household goods and toiletries.

Kingsland Waste Market, E8. Saturday 7am to 3pm. On the A10 between Middleton Road and Richmond Road. You can pick up tools, car and bike accessories, various small secondhand goods, fruit and vegetables.

Ridley Road Market, London, E8. Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm
Over 165 stalls offering a range of quality goods including fruit and vegetables, lingerie, coats, perfumes, jewellery, cooked foods, home furnishing, toiletries, footwear, handbags, clothing at very competitive prices. Choose various goods and foods from Asia, Africa, Caribbean, United Kingdom and the Mediterranean.

Well Street Market, E9. Monday-Sunday 9am to 4pm. Just between Morning Lane and Kenton Road. Pick up various items including toiletries, clothing and footwear.

For more information on Hackney’s markets go to www.hackney.gov.uk/markets

Hackney’s Love Hackney, Shop Local campaign is also asking residents and to think twice about using plastic bags.

Over 100 local businesses are already supporting the scheme, and in challenging economic times it s also as important as ever to support local businesses and suppliers.

For more information, visit www.hackney.gov.uk/shop-local

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