Traders have given an early thumbs-up to Ashbourne Thursday stall market’s new trial venue, with all stalls taken for the grand re-opening on 6 April.
Your District Council closed the market temporarily at the start of the year following a consultation with Ashbourne Town Council, stall holders, residents and local businesses.
In the meantime a new location – the area known locally as Civic Square, between Waitrose and Ashbourne Library – has been levelled in preparation for the relaunch.
All 22 stalls have already been snapped up for the opening day, with the market offering a range of products from fruit & veg, flowers, plants, bread and fish to organic pies and cheese, mushrooms, fashion, candles, football memorabilia, antiques and collectables.
A District Council spokesperson said:
“It was the market traders themselves who suggested trialling the new location and we are thrilled with the 100% take-up for the opening day.
“Clearly there’s a lot of hard work ahead to maintain the early momentum, but this is very positive compared with the last few months in the Market Place, where, despite offering stalls at only £10 a day, occupation was down as low as zero.”
The District Council is continuing to offer stalls at a discounted £10 a day as the new location finds its feet.
- Anyone wishing to register an interest to trade at Ashbourne Market can email email@example.com or apply online.