Long may Hitchin retain its individual spirit.
Long may we have independent retailers who care about the town they live and work in.
And long may we have shoppers who are prepared to buy the best locally rather than brave the chaos of out of town shopping centres.
This Sunday, Hitchin makes it easy for you to shop local, with Hitchin Bid organising a massive market on the Market Place.
Get along between 10am and 4pm and you'll find something for even those who are particularly hard to shop for.
An Indie Christmas is what it's all about.
Find out more about what Hitchin Bid is and the difference it makes to Hitchin by clicking here.
31st May 2012
Writer and sax player. Brought up in Hitchin and - apart from uni and some ensuing madness of life in London - I've always lived here.