The Raunds Town Councils Environment and Leisure committee (ELR) met recently to consider ways in which additional stalls and footfall could be attracted to the Raunds Market, which has traditionally been held on a Friday.
Our sister site; Raunds Town Voice recently hosted a Facebook poll which showed that a Saturday market may be well supported by local residents.
Of the 397 people who responded to the poll; 342 (86%) voted that a Saturday would be easier to attend, 55 (14%) voted that they’d rather the Friday market with 14 of the overall respondents (4%) also contesting that they need Saturday parking on the Square
Following discussion, it was agreed to trial a Saturday market for three months, April, May, June.
In order to attract stalls to the market there would be no pitch fees for the first three months, in order to attract further footfall, the Town Council will put entertainment on during the market, this might be a children’s entertainer, singer or other acts.
It was agreed that the dates of the market should not clash with Higham or Oundle’s farmers markets and the marketing activity will take place to attract additional stalls to the market.
Priority will be given to existing stall holders.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below; would you even be interested in having your own Saturday stall? – what would it bring?
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