Neath Market Matters
Neath is set to welcome a 'Making Markets Matter' day as part of
a national scheme to entice shoppers into savouring the joys of
their local market.
Friday August 10th will see Neath Indoor Market host a day of
activities to showcase the 175 year old building and all is has to
The day, which starts at 10am, includes competitions, face
painting, free giveaways and games to entertain the whole family.
Shoppers are invited to join Master Chef Geoff Tookey on the
cookery stand for his demonstrations of easy recipes using produce
from the market.
Geoff will be creating dishes, showing the public how easy it is
to make tantalising, low cost, healthy dishes. Shoppers can try the
taste experience, get a free recipe booklet and have their culinary
The event, hosted by the National Market Traders Federation, is
part of a national campaign that encourages support for local
Now in its sixth year, the 'Making Markets Matter' scheme
demonstrates everything markets offer from great fresh food to a
central community and social scene. The Federation is encouraging
shoppers to change their shopping habits for the good of the local
economy, as well as their own pockets.
Neath Port Talbot Council Leader, Cllr Ali Thomas, said: "The
council is committed to working with our partners to develop and
promote our town centres as vibrant and attractive places to visit
and do business. Within this difficult economic climate it is
particularly important for all of us to support our local
businesses and market traders in order to maintain a thriving and
diverse town centre.
"We are aiming to build on recent large scale investment in
attractions such as the Gwyn Hall and Victoria Gardens by working
as part of the Neath Town Centre Consortium to ensure that Neath is
well placed to meet the challenges being faced by High Streets
across the country."