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Get snappy and love your local market


Hackney Council is launching a ‘picture hunt’ competition for aspiring photographers at its markets.

As part of national Love Your Local Market fortnight, which runs from 13 to 27 May, residents are being encouraged to rediscover the vibrant markets on their doorstep.

The five markets will be joining more than 1,100 markets across the country taking part in celebrations, and are running a ‘picture hunt’ competition to win one of two hampers made up of a range of goods from local traders.

To win, visitors must take at least one picture from three of the Council’s five participating markets: Broadway Market, Chatsworth Road Market, Hoxton Street Market, Kingsland Waste Market and Ridley Road Market. There are two hampers up for grabs, one for photographers under 15 and the other for all ages. Participants will need to tweet images @Hackneycouncil with the hashtag #LYLM15, or e-mail: marketsservice@hackney.gov.uk

The competition is due to close at 5pm on 27 May and winners will be announced and showcased in the next edition of Hackney Today, delivered to 108,000 homes in the borough.


Councillor Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods
The Love Your Local Market fortnight is a great time to see and experience our diverse borough through our markets.

“We hope to see, through our ‘picture hunt’ competition, some creative pictures that will bring the sights, smells and sounds of Hackney to life.

“We also want to highlight the importance that our markets play in the heart of our communities, not only for trading but as valuable assets that provides a public focal point.
Councillor Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods

Started in 2012 to encourage people to support their high streets, Love Your Local Market participants have staged over 11,000 events. The campaign is led by the National Association of British Market Authorities, with full support from the wider markets industry and government.

Love Your Local Market 2015 is being led by the National Association of British Market Authorities and supported by the Department for Communities and Local Government, Association of Town and City Management, National Market Traders Federation, Local Government Association and the National Association of Local Councils.