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Bridgnorth wins award for Speciality Market

Bridgnorth has been recognised for one of its outstanding events in a ceremony organised by the National Association of Market Authorities at Birmingham’s Guild Hall.

Bridgnorth has scooped yet another prestigious award to compliment its success as 2016 Best High Street – Large Market Town.

This time the town was recognised for a special event – the town’s annual Christmas Lighting up event which is organised by the Town Council and volunteers of the Bridgnorth Events Committee.

The judges made the following comments when announcing the Best Speciality Market award, “The winner of this category links Markets, local food and craft promotion, a fun fair and evening programme of entertainment crammed into its traditional high street. It fully involves its local community, is provided on a very limited budget and has grown to become an event of county wide significance.

It is the highlight of the local winter calendar; it unites the community, provides a recipe for success that many can learn from and delivers an excellent event through a very strong partnership.”

The award was presented to Bridgnorth Mayor Vanessa Voysey and town clerk Anne Wilson by Andrew Percy MP, Minister for Markets and High Streets. “Bridgnorth is having quite a run” he remarked.

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