Mixenden market: have YOUR say

Mixenden Market. Jacqueline Olson, Liz Childs, Coun Lisa Lambert, Gareth Ewing Rev Robb Sutherland and Coun Dan Sutherland.
Mixenden Market. Jacqueline Olson, Liz Childs, Coun Lisa Lambert, Gareth Ewing Rev Robb Sutherland and Coun Dan Sutherland.
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Have your say

So tell us what you want...what you really, really want.

Local campaigners want to know... would YOU like to see a market in Mixenden?

In the revival of markets selling fresh produce and growing entrepreneurial skills, local community activists want to know if Mixenden residents would welcome and support its very own market.

Gareth Ewing, Lloyds Banking Group business connector in Calderdale, said: “The idea of bringing a market to Mixenden was triggered by the opportunity to create a real buzz and community hub for residents. It would provide employment and enterprise, as well as traditional market produce on the doorstep.

“I’m very keen on this being designed and delivered by the community of Mixenden; if they want it.”

Valerie Barker MBE of Mixenden, said: “We’ve no fruit and veg shops and going to the supermarket is a costly do so I hope and think it’ll be a success.”

John Walker, Head of Markets at the council and from Mixenden said: “It can only work if the community want it. We’ve held discussions with Totally Locally, Lloyds bank, coucillors, the Holy Nativity church and others to try and get this off the ground. If there is supply and demand from residents and traders then we can push ahead with this - hopefully, by summer.”

Danielle Burrows commented on facebook: “How fab. Hopefully, very local produce sold on the doorstep.”

Karen Trueman-Smith wrote: “I’d like to buy fresh produce from local farmers. I make cards, patchwork quilts etc; I’d love the opportunity to sell them at a local market.”

Share the word on the street through the Market for Mixenden online facebook survey: Go to the facebook page