THE Sunday Times has listed Leek as one of the best places to live in the West Midlands.
Judges took into account in their assessment such factors as enterprise and community life.
The Sunday Supplement market, organised by Totally Locally Leek, was highlighted as helping to reinvigorate the town.
Traders have welcomed the praise, including Marc Briand, one of the founders of Totally Locally Leek.
“There is a camaraderie with everybody pulling together,” said Mark.
“The businesses will help each other out, rather than seeing them as competition,” he added.