The relaunch of our Ashbourne Thursday stall market at a new trial venue is all set for 6 April - with a 100% turnout guaranteed from traders.
All 22 stalls are taken for the grand re-opening in the area known locally as Civic Square (between Waitrose and Ashbourne Library), which has been levelled in preparation.
The opening day market offering will feature a range of products from fruit & veg, flowers, plants, bread and fish to organic pies and cheese, fashion, candles, football memorabilia, antiques and collectables.
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 last few months at its Market Place location, despite stalls being offered at only £10 a day, occupation was down as low as zero.
It was the market traders themselves who suggested trialling the new location, and a District Council spokesperson said:
“We’re absolutely delighted with the response from stall holders – now we’re encouraging local people to respond in a similar way.
“We don’t underestimate the amount of work that’s going to be needed to maintain the early momentum, but these are exciting times for Ashbourne.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org