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Barnoldswick open-air market attracts 3,000 visitors on opening day
3:32pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
BARNOLDSWICK’S new open-air market has been praised after it attracted an extra 3,000 to the town on its opening day.
Pendle Valley Markets launched the market, the first of its kind in the town in 40 years, earlier this month and said it has so far proved a success with shoppers.
Keith Mitchell, who runs the firm, said: “There hasn’t been a market in Barnoldswick since the 70s and the town definitely needed one.
“It’s been in the planning for about nine months and I’m really pleased that it’s already proving a big hit.
“On our first day we had an extra 3,000 visitors to the town which was a fantastic boost for our local shops too.”
Pendle Council awarded the company a grant for £2,000 which will be used to promote the markets.
Coun Paul White, who oversees Pendle’s economic growth and enterprise, said: “It's an incredibly exciting initiative and shows we have some great forward-thinking people out there wanting to improve our town centres.
“Barnoldswick is the ideal location for this and I’m delighted we’ve been able to support the town.”
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