Hitchin market voted best in Britain

Hitchin market has been voted the best in the country at a prestigious awards ceremony today. The organisers of the national Market of the Year Awards in Birmingham this afternoon announced that Hitchin Market is officially the Best Private Market in Bri

Hitchin market has been voted the best in the country at a prestigious awards ceremony today.

The organisers of the national Market of the Year Awards in Birmingham this afternoon announced that Hitchin Market is officially the Best Private Market in Britain.

The prize was awarded by government minister for markets, Rosie Winterton, who said: "The winners of Markets of the Year 2010 Awards are fantastic examples of how the best innovative markets are thriving. I'm delighted to meet the winners today and congratulate Hitchin Market on its triumph."

The market took the top spot in the category after getting the most votes from the public.


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Hitchin town centre manager, Keith Hoskins, who is involved with a current bid to secure more funding for the market, said: "It's very good news and shows a positive vote of confidence by people in Hitchin and the surrounding area and reflects the hard work put into it.

"The local produce and craft market has proved extremely popular down by the river, and we will be moving the continental market there and building that into a successful area.

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