No more stalling for Melksham
The first weekly market in Melksham in four years was a success, with traders hoping it becomes a regular event in the town.
Fresh food, flowers and home furnishings were all on offer at the Church Street car park on Tuesday for the market, which was organised by Wiltshire Council.
Tom Ince, of Wiltshire Council said: “It went well; the fishmonger sold out and traders were very positive.
“The response from the public we were talking to was very good, and we are very hopeful about this becoming a regular part of Melksham.”
Altogether 29 traders held pitches at the market, with another three confirmed for next week.
Calls for a market in the town have been made for many years, and the Town Council and Town Team have both supported the market. Miriam Zaccarelli, of the Town Team, said: “We identified a market as a need for the town, and helped choose its location.
“It was quite busy in the morning, with more of a buzz than there was later on.
“It generated discussion and the comments were good; people are keen it comes back and stays as a regular weekly market. It’s very good for Melksham; there was a lovely market feel about the place.”
Tracy Collins of vegetable supplier P and V Collins, Bromham, regularly attends markets in Warminster, Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon, and was manning her stall in the town on Tuesday.
She said: “I thought it was quieter, but I did better than I thought I would. A lot of people want the market, so it’s up to the customers to support it and make it work.”
The market will return to Church Street on Tuesday, from 9am-4pm.
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