Boost for Great Harwood farmers' market

First published in News

ORGANISERS said Great Harwood Farmers’ Market was going from strength to strength, with more stalls and more visitors heading to Towngate each month.

The next market, run by Hyndburn Council in partnership with Gaskell Motor Bodies, is on June 2 and will feature a host of stalls selling locally-sourced products including meats, fish, cakes, pies, cheeses, plants and artisan jewellery.

Coun Clare Pritchard, cabinet member for town centres, said: “The market is proving really popular now with more stalls exhibiting and lots of people visiting the event each month.

“It has also raised more than £800 for local charities, so please come along and enjoy this traditional community event.”

Nick Gaskell, of Gaskells Motors, said: “The farmers’ market is getting a real buzz around it now and people have been telling us that it is great to see the Town Square so busy with such a variety of stalls.”

To book a stall, visit www.hyndburnbc.gov.uk/farmersmarket

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9:31am Fri 24 May 13

bingoman1 says...

I do not live in Hyndburn, but years ago there was a small market each Friday in the square around the bottom of the clock, is it still there ??
I do not live in Hyndburn, but years ago there was a small market each Friday in the square around the bottom of the clock, is it still there ?? bingoman1
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11:14am Fri 24 May 13

mavrick says...

bingoman1 wrote:
I do not live in Hyndburn, but years ago there was a small market each Friday in the square around the bottom of the clock, is it still there ??
Yes it is, sometimes it is down to one stall.
I have been banging on for some time about the markets being the way forward in regenerating a Town centre. However the last council headed by Peter Britcliffe left it to the last minute to decide it might work. The new labour group saw the potential very quickly and set up a partnership with Gaskell motor bodies. To their credit it is working and growing, I hope they can now transfer this model to Accrington centre. Well done all concerned.
[quote][p][bold]bingoman1[/bold] wrote: I do not live in Hyndburn, but years ago there was a small market each Friday in the square around the bottom of the clock, is it still there ??[/p][/quote]Yes it is, sometimes it is down to one stall. I have been banging on for some time about the markets being the way forward in regenerating a Town centre. However the last council headed by Peter Britcliffe left it to the last minute to decide it might work. The new labour group saw the potential very quickly and set up a partnership with Gaskell motor bodies. To their credit it is working and growing, I hope they can now transfer this model to Accrington centre. Well done all concerned. mavrick
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3:05pm Fri 24 May 13

bingoman1 says...

mavrick wrote:
bingoman1 wrote:
I do not live in Hyndburn, but years ago there was a small market each Friday in the square around the bottom of the clock, is it still there ??
Yes it is, sometimes it is down to one stall.
I have been banging on for some time about the markets being the way forward in regenerating a Town centre. However the last council headed by Peter Britcliffe left it to the last minute to decide it might work. The new labour group saw the potential very quickly and set up a partnership with Gaskell motor bodies. To their credit it is working and growing, I hope they can now transfer this model to Accrington centre. Well done all concerned.
thank you maverick.
[quote][p][bold]mavrick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bingoman1[/bold] wrote: I do not live in Hyndburn, but years ago there was a small market each Friday in the square around the bottom of the clock, is it still there ??[/p][/quote]Yes it is, sometimes it is down to one stall. I have been banging on for some time about the markets being the way forward in regenerating a Town centre. However the last council headed by Peter Britcliffe left it to the last minute to decide it might work. The new labour group saw the potential very quickly and set up a partnership with Gaskell motor bodies. To their credit it is working and growing, I hope they can now transfer this model to Accrington centre. Well done all concerned.[/p][/quote]thank you maverick. bingoman1
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