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Council offering free market space for communities and charities

Published: Friday, 26 August 2016

Northampton Borough Council is helping to raise awareness of local projects by dedicating one stall a day on their busy market for communities and charities to use.

The stall will be free for charities and community organisations to use during trading times of 9am to 4.30pm during Tuesday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturdays.

Each charity or community organisation can apply to occupy a stall for a one off event or as regularly as once a month, subject to terms and conditions.

A number of organisations are already taking advantage of this free space including students from the National Citizenship Service, Cats Protection and Animals in need, but Northampton Borough Council is keen to attract more interest in the scheme.

Cllr Jonathan Nunn, deputy leader of Northampton Borough Council, said: “Northampton’s market is not just for trading. It is a community space with an ideal location for organisations to reach out to locals about their cause. We look forward to welcoming more initiatives and charities to work alongside local traders in the near future.”

Charities and community organisations wanting to make use of this valuable community space, can request an application form at [email protected].gov.uk