- Monday, 13 August 2012 14:55
Matlock Farmers Market will be a regular fixture at Park Head in Derbyshire Dales District Council's Hall Leys Park for the rest of 2012.
Town councillors had originally moved the market outside for a trial period of four months during the summer but feedback from traders and customers was so positive that the Market will stay put for the remaining months of this year.
During this time more research with traders and customers will take place and depending on the results of that a decision will be made whether to apply to the District Council for a permanent move. The next Matlock Farmers Market is this Saturday, 18 August, from 9am to 1pm.
District Council Chairman Councillor Geoff Stevens MBE said:
"The District Council is delighted to see Hall Leys Park, which our parks team work so hard to maintain as one of the best in the whole of the UK, being trialled as the new home of Matlock Farmers' Market.
"The District Council has just celebrated a fifth consecutive Green Flag Award in Hall Leys Park and we take pride in providing a superb backdrop for great local activities such as this."
Mayor of Matlock Cllr Peter Wildgoose said:
"Matlock Town Council have been very pleased to see the increase in trade for our local producers at Matlock Farmers Market since our move to Park Head. It has been wonderful to see so many new customers making the most of Matlock Farmers Market and as well as satisfying to see it gain a new lease of life in a different location.
"We are particularly pleased for all our traders many of whom have supported the Market over a number of years and are really reaping the benefits of the move with their businesses growing and making even more quality local produce available for us all."