Easter egg hunt for Wellingborough Market shoppers

An easter egg hunt will take place at Wellingborough market this Saturday, with a huge egg being the the main prize. Pictured are Seb Taylor (3), Charlie Hutchcroft (10), Georgina Longhurst (7), Ava Bell (7), and Jack (9), Harvey (11) and Elliott Johnson (4).
An easter egg hunt will take place at Wellingborough market this Saturday, with a huge egg being the the main prize. Pictured are Seb Taylor (3), Charlie Hutchcroft (10), Georgina Longhurst (7), Ava Bell (7), and Jack (9), Harvey (11) and Elliott Johnson (4).
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Eagle-eyed shoppers at Wellingborough Market who spot 18 hidden eggs among the stalls on Saturday, March 30, will be in with a chance of winning an Easter treat.

The free Easter egg hunt has been organised by Wellingborough Council as part of plans to promote the market.

Entry forms can be picked up on Saturday from any of the market or street traders. Shoppers then need to look out for numbered eggs on the stalls and note down what’s sold on each stall.

All correct entries will put in a hat and the winners drawn on Tuesday, April 2.

Four prizes are up for grabs, and the top prize is a 1kg Thorntons chocolate egg.

Organiser Jennifer Bell, from Wellingborough Council, said: “The Easter egg hunt is part of an ongoing project to improve the market. We’re hoping to increase awareness of the market and we’d like to encourage people to visit it so they can see just how much is on offer. We have a very long history as a market town and we need to support the market if we want it to survive. And of course, we hope that people will have a lot of fun trying to spot the eggs and win a prize.”

The council recently met with stall holders to discuss ways to improve the market, and the recommendations from the meeting were agreed by the council’s Development Committee last week.

As well as events and publicity to better promote the market, the committee also agreed to investigate the possibility of moving the market further down in to the town centre for a trial period to increase visitors. Other plans, including ways to attract new traders and a wider variety of traders, were also agreed.