BOLD plans for a new Sunday Artisan Market in the heart of Evesham have been given the green light by town council chiefs.
At Evesham Town Council meeting on Monday (June 13) councillors voted in favour of the market plans, proposed by Russell Theron and Kim Dunn, on a one month trial basis.
The Artisan Market will be based on Frome’s Independent Market which offers home-made food, including cakes and bread as well as handmade goods such as stationary to shawls, lampshades to leather goods and t-shirts to tea towels.
A date hasn’t yet been given for the market trial, but its expected to take place in 2017 once plans are finalised.
Speaking at the meeting, Russell Theron, who proposed the market idea, said: “The intention is to have it down Bridge Street, in the market and across the High Street as it gets bigger, so it would be something that takes place across the whole of the town.
“The Artisan Market itself would be monthly, but we would be happy to utlitise other Sundays throughout the month for other types of events.”
Mayor of Evesham, Coun Fred Kaler, said: “I am passionate about Evesham and wish to see it develop into a town we are proud to live in and a greater attraction for people to visit.
“I don’t believe that our town as totally lost its status, just a little of its momentum. We are after all a Market Town and by developing and trying out new ideas, I believe this is the way forward.
“I fully support the suggestion that we develop a Sunday Artisan Market and it be given every support and assistance during any trial period, this would provide a different market experience of our community and people visiting our great town.
“I wish only the best for our town and this I believe this is a step in the right direction,” he added.