Ripponden retailers ready for festivities

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Ripponden businesses hope to be bustling in the build-up to Christmas 2013. On Sunday December 8, from 10am-3pm, Ripponden village will host a festive community market with around 15 stalls selling street foods, food gifts, handcrafted jewellery, accessories and more. Friendly Band will play Christmas carols and mulled wine will be served. On Thursday December 12 and 19 Ripponden businesses will open for late night shopping, until 8pm.

Councillor Geraldine Carter (Con, Ryburn) said: “We hope people will come along and support us. The recent parking issue has really brought villagers together. We live in a beautiful part of the country and have some amazing businesses. We are all really looking forward to a busy, fun Christmas this year.”