5th Dec, 2016

New Tuesday market gets ready for trading

Joshua Godfrey 19th Feb, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVESHAM is set for the launch of a new market in a bid to boost the number of shoppers visiting the town centre.

The additional market, which will offer fresh produce and general goods, will now be held every week from Tuesday (February 23) or the next six months as part of a trial being held by the Town Council and the current market contractor.

It’s now hoped the move will bolster Evesham’s retail offering and increase footfall to the town after council chiefs identified Tuesdays as the quietest day for shopping in the town.

The additional market also meets one of the ambitions in the Town Plan to keep and improve the current Charter Market as well as improve shopper’s experiences of the town centre and to better use the space.

Mayor of Evesham, Coun Fred Kaler, said: “An additional market day in Evesham is much welcomed and we hope it will increase footfall in the town centre benefiting everybody.

“Evesham is a market town and a busy market has a special atmosphere that really enhances the shopping experience.

“We are always looking at ways to draw people into town and this is just one further initiative that we hope will be successful, so please get behind it and support our market’.