A trip to Newton Abbot’s markets turned into a Christmas surprise for one lucky Teignbridge resident.
Mr Roger Lloyd from Kingskerswell was drawn as the winner of a £100 Christmas hamper packed full of festive goodies supplied by Bakers the Butcher, The Market Deli and Home Bake - from Newton Abbot's Indoor Market. A popular annual event on the market calendar, the competition saw market shoppers completing an entry form for a chance to win the fantastic festive prize.
Earlier this year Teignbridge District Council, which is responsible for running Newton Abbot's range of indoor and outdoor markets, completed the landmark acquisition of Newton Abbot's Market Walk shopping centre.
The largest investment in Teignbridge's history, it has extended the council's portfolio of assets and gives Teignbridge the ability to positively influence the future development of Newton Abbot's central shopping district.
Teignbridge District Council's Markets Manager for Newton Abbot, Mike Walsh said: “Congratulations to Mr Lloyd and I am sure he will enjoy the delicious range of produce from our top quality butchers, deli and home bake cakes. I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of all the traders in the Market to wish all our customers a merry Christmas and a fantastic new year”.
Prize winner, Mr Roger Lloyd said: “It was a lovely surprise when I received the call to say I had won. I’m a regular visitor to the market and shop there weekly as I like supporting local businesses and enjoy the local scene that goes with it.”
Newton Abbot is home to variety of indoor and outdoor markets as well as weekly cattle auctions, with something for everyone to enjoy and explore.
The Market Hall - Monday to Saturday, 9am to 4pm
The Food Hall - Monday to Saturday, 8am to 5pm
The Outdoor Market, operates in the Market Square and Courtenay Street: Wednesday and Saturday, 8am to 4pm
The Farmers' Market in Courtenay Street: every Friday, 9am to 3pm
The Trash & Treasure Sales in the Market Square: every Friday, 8am to 4pm
Livestock Auctions are held in the Cattle Market area every Wednesday and there are also poultry sales every second Saturday from March until the end of October.