Our market has a vibrant atmosphere with satisfied shoppers, stall-holders and town- centre shop keepers. The setting is perfect. Stalls are arranged in two facing rows on a wide pavement with benches and this creates a village square or ‘piazza’ feeling.
Access to adjacent shops is not impeded and the central space allows for queues (common!), tasting and socialising. We benefit from a Guided Busway which provides a direct route into our town centre and the market for many neighbouring villages. The central location ensures that money is spent in the local economy, provides an outlet for local produce, helps to encourage start-up businesses, and the expansion of existing, and creates higher footfall for the benefit of all local businesses.
Local charities and community groups regularly request permission to promote themselves at the market as this provides them with a large and regular ‘captive’ audience.
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