Locals get free stall as west Cumbria's markets grow

Mandy Robinson Credit: Copeland Council

A local woman from west Cumbria has moved her home bake business to the local market.

With help from the local council, Mandy Robinson from Egremont now sells her home baked cakes at Whitehaven Market, thanks to help from her local council.

The former dinner lady says it's a business she has been hoping to start for years.

This is Mandy's third week of selling her cakes at both Whitehaven and Egremont markets.

To celebrate the national ‘Love Your Local Market’ campaign, Copeland Borough Council will give a pitch and a stall, free of charge, at Whitehaven Market on the 18th, 20th, 25th and 27th of May and one at Egremont and Cleator Moor Market on the 19th and 26th of May.

The number of regular stallholders at Whitehaven Market is said to have almost doubled, increasing the council's by over 35%.