Hebden Bridge has been shortlisted in the ‘Britain’s favourite market town’ category in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2013.
The ten nominees in the favourite market town category were selected by travel writer Brigid Benson, who said of Hebden Bridge: “This Bohemian town oozes character. Brass bands, canal boats and markets add to the mix.”
The Mayor of Hebden Royd, Coun Karl Boggis, said he was delighted with the nomination and encouraged both residents and visitors to vote for Hebden Bridge in the awards to ensure the town gets the recognition it deserves.
Coun Boggis said: “It’s just another great accolade for the town.
“I know the markets do well, especially the Sunday farmers’ market and the craft market.
“It amazes me, in a good way, that Hebden Bridge keeps cropping up in these awards, but obviously it shows that it’s a wonderful place to live and work.”
Now in their third year, the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards are a celebration of the British countryside and its people.
The 2013 awards were launched in the August issue of BBC Countryfile Magazine, and feature ten categories, from conservation projects and best heritage attraction to countryside writers and Britain’s finest nature reserves.
For more information about the awards, or to vote for Hebden Bridge visit www.countryfile.com/awardsvote.
You can also cast your vote by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voting closes on September 30, 2013.