ALTRINCHAM Forward is encouraging people to shop local and support the town’s retailers in advance of this Mother’s Day.

On the day itself, Altrincham Market is hosting a special themed market to mark the occasion. There will be gorgeous foods and chocolates to sample and buy and flowers to lavish on mum.

Shoppers can also sit back and relax aboard a vintage bus, courtesy of Goodwins.

Executive Councillor Michael Hyman, Trafford council’s executive member for economic growth, said: “The work of everyone involved in Altrincham Forward and the many passionate, committed community champions is making a real difference in driving footfall to the town however; we need the support from local people to keep our shops busy.

“I would encourage people to pop along ahead of Mother’s Day, browse the many shops and stalls offering excellent value, high quality gift ideas and see for themselves why they don’t have to travel further afield for that special gift.”

The Altrincham Forward Team’s offices are based on Shaw’s Road, near to the market. shopper can find out more here about what’s going on around the town, the redevelopment plans and share their views with the friendly team members.