GREATER MANCHESTER: Fire at food stall

Firefighters tackled a blaze at a food market stall in Hulme at the end of last month. A large cloud of smoke could be seen billowing from the portacabin, opposite the B&M

Bargains store on Hulme High Street, just before 12.10pm on January 30. Firefighters were called to the scene and brought the fire under control using hose reels.

There were no reports of any injuries, but the portacabin was left damaged. The fire crews left at 12.40pm.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE: Canopies burned at market

A string of arson attacks on the canopies in Northampton market square has led to a police appeal for witnesses. On January 6, between 10pm and 10.30pm, the canopy of a market stall was

deliberately set alight. There have been recent reports of similar incidents and officers are appealing for

information. Four teenage boys were arrested in connection with the incident and have been released under investigation while inquiries are ongoing.

DERBYSHIRE: Rents frozen for fourth year

Rents for Chesterfield market traders have been frozen for the fourth year running. Chesterfield Borough Council made the decision af ter consulting with market traders. Cllr Steve Brunt, the council’s cabinet member

for town centres and visitor economy, said: “Chesterfield’s market is a key visitor attraction for the borough which is why we have taken the decision to freeze the rents for traders for the fourth year running. “To keep up with the rate of inflation we would have had to increase rents by three

percent each year, but we listened to the concerns of traders that increasing rents may have a negative effect on their business. “We continue to work with traders and offer incentives including reduced rates for new traders and car parking offers for visitors.”

WILTSHIRE: 20 percent discount boost for traders

Salisbury Charter Market traders have been given a 20 percent discount on market fees by Salisbury City Council during January and February 2019. Cllr Sven Hocking, chairman of the

council’s services committee said: “The city council know how important the market is to the city and are happy to give this support. “We are keen to work with traders to

ensure the Charter Market is well attended and well promoted, and are also aware our traders are still having a difficult time in light of recent events. “So if you haven’t been to the market lately come and have a look and give your support

(Photo: Tom Goskar) (Photo: Jon Anderson) too.”


FRIDAY, MAY 31st & SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST, 2019. Fabulous crowds. Sorry no catering.

Contact: Hughmark – or By phone 01189 451799.

Regular market list:

Basingstoke Top of the Town Market – every Wednesday and Saturday Cheap rents. Require: footwear, sweets, swag, cheeses, catering and butcher.

Ramsgate Town Centre Market – every Friday and Saturday Require: menswear, children’s wear, kitchenware, bedding and meat.

Tadley Country Market – Sunday Require: catering.

Kempton Park Market – every Thursday Require: most lines considered. In season Kempton Market is the largest midweek out of town market in Southern England.

Bracknell Town Centre Market – every Friday and Saturday Very busy. Food only. As of 1st Tuesday of March also Tuesday’s. Food only.

Didcot Broadway, Oxfordshire – Friday Market Require: butcher, fish, farm shop and cheeses.

Folkestone town centre Friday’s and Saturdays Very busy all year round. Require food lines including butcher and fish.


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