Join cel­e­bra­tion to mark five years of serv­ing up treats

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - BUSINESS - By Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

AN AWARD-WIN­NING mar­ket will celebrate its fifth an­niver­sary at the week­end and its or­gan­is­ers are invit­ing ev­ery­one to join in.

A cel­e­bra­tion will be held in Mar­ket Square, Che­sham, on Satur­day from 10am to 2pm to mark five years of

TASTY: Che­sham Lo­cal Pro­duce Mar­ket cel­e­brates its fifth an­niver­sary this week­end Che­sham Lo­cal Pro­duce Mar­ket. There will be a tombola, cake, a clown and mu­sic to celebrate the an­niver­sary.

For the last five years, the mar­ket has taken place on the fourth Satur­day of the month in Mar­ket Square and the lower High Street, be­tween 10am and 2pm.

The mar­ket show­cases lo­cal pro­duce from around a 10 mile ra­dius of Che­sham. Run in part­ner­ship by Tran­si­tion Town Che­sham and Che­sham Town Coun­cil, the mar­ket has gone from strength to strength in the last five years.

Start­ing out as a food and drink mar­ket, it has grown to en­com­pass crafts and plants. With a free char­ity pitch avail­able at ev­ery mar­ket, it has helped more than 20 lo­cal com­mu­nity groups and char­i­ties, from Workaid to Chiltern Cats Pro­tec­tion, to raise funds and aware­ness.

With an em­pha­sis on green is­sues, the mar­ket has also pro­vided free bike safety checks and had stalls to high­light en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues, in­clud­ing wa­ter ef­fi­ciency and re­duc­ing your car­bon foot­print. These ini­tia­tives led the mar­ket to win the na­tional How Green Is Your Mar­ket? award in 2011.

Mar­ket or­gan­iser Kathryn Graves said: “We want Satur­day to be a fun cel­e­bra­tion to thank all of our cus­tomers and traders for the last five years. Come to the mar­ket and have a piece of birth­day cake, made by Ann from the Scrump­tious cake stall, en­joy the mu­sic by lo­cal per­cus­sion­ist Jo May ac­com­pa­nied by Tom Fair­bairn on fid­dle, try your luck on the tombola and be en­ter­tained by the mad an­tics of Rain­bow the Clown.”

There will also be free car park­ing avail­able all day in Wa­ter Meadow car park in Red Lion Street and Albany car park in St Mary’s Way.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the mar­ket, in­clud­ing a list of reg­u­lar stalls, visit www.che­sham. gov.uk.

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