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Author Topic: New Market for Melksham starts 8th December  (Read 5407 times)
grahame
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« on: December 01, 2009, 03:12:54 pm »

Melksham is to have a new market starting on Tuesday 8th December 2009. The Town Council agreed to a proposal from Laurence Williams of Northacre Trading to run a weekly general market in the Assembly Hall and the car park immediately adjoining the Town Hall (not the Market Place car park). There will be 18 to 20 traders offering a range of goods  from 7.30 9am until at 2pm.

(Thanks to Richard Wiltshire, who is Mayor or Melksham, for passing me this information)

See also http://www.wellho.net/mouth/2521_Melksham-Market-Tuesdays-09-00-to-14-00.html
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2009, 01:09:36 pm »

This is excellent news! I promise to visit on its opening day.

Melksham is a great place to live and work but not so good for shopping. With a large empty "Woolworths" and several smaller stores empty and unused it is my opinion we need to create a "critical mass" of varied and interesting shops in the town and encourage people to shop locally rather than travel to nearby towns.

Perhaps we could have a small section of the new market devoted to local food produce so we have some  form of Farmers Market?

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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2009, 05:34:18 pm »

Hi, Phil, and welcome to the forum.   I couldn't agree with you more about "critical mass" - I'm very glad to see the market, and other positive changes too; let's see what Tuesday brings - I hope we have some local food there.  If we do, then I know I'll be looking at the market to supply som eof the food for our contribution to next year's food festival [Launch breakfast in at Well House Manor in January]
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