Mar­ket traders to re­ward shop­pers’ loy­alty with £5

Vouch­ers to be given for stalls

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - by Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­

SHOP­PERS at a mar­ket are be­ing given £2,000 worth of vouch­ers to spend by its traders next week as a way of say­ing thank you. Non-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion Amer­sham and Che­sham Mar­ket Traders’ Co-op­er­a­tive has de­cided to give shop­pers a £5 voucher at two of its mar­ket days next week to thank them for their sup­port over the years. At about 11am on Tues­day, July 28 in Amer­sham and on Wed­nes­day, July 29 in Che­sham, traders will be dish­ing out 200 vouch­ers at each mar­ket to shop­pers to spend on any stall at the mar­ket, apart from the fruit ’n’ veg stall. In 2013, the traders did a sim­i­lar thing but only gave out £1,000 in to­tal. Chair­man Danny Wad­more, who has had a stall at Che­sham and Amer­sham’s mar­kets for 31 years, said: “We’re giv­ing away a bit more this time be­cause we’ve got quite a bit more money in the kitty. “We were think­ing what to do with it and we thought it’d be great to spend it on the cus­tomers and give some­thing back to them. “It was pop­u­lar last time so hope­fully peo­ple will come down and en­joy get­ting some­thing for noth­ing. “It’s a way of giv­ing some­thing back to the com­mu­nity be­cause they sup­port us through­out the year, it’s a big thank you for us.” Cus­tomers can only use the voucher on the day it is given out on one stall and no change will be given, if for ex­am­ple some­one buys some­thing for £4. In July 2011, mar­ket traders got to­gether to form Amer­sham and Che­sham Mar­ket Traders’ Co-op­er­a­tive, tak­ing over the run­ning of the mar­ket from a pri­vate com­pany. Mr Wad­more said the mar­kets are still thriv­ing. He added: “It’s def­i­nitely on the up, we’re packed with traders. “We’re do­ing re­ally well since we be­came the co­op­er­a­tive. All the traders seem happy and the cus­tomers seem happy too.”

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