APR 01] CITY CENTRE COMPANY NEWS
Centre French Market Postponed
French market, which was to have been the Coventry city centre's
Easter highlight, has been postponed because of the foot and mouth
market, which would have involved about 30 traders, was to have run
through 12 April, Good Friday and Easter Saturday in the Precinct.
Stalls would have sold a variety of French goods including bread,
cheese, crafts and jewellery, mainly from the Normandy region.
Millett, Chief Executive of the City Centre Company which runs and
promotes central Coventry said:
felt we had to show solidarity with the farming industry, which
has suffered so terribly from this disease among its animals.
is surrounded by rural areas, a fact which was brought home by the
decision to cancel the Royal Agricultural Show at Stoneleigh in
'France At Home' market was perfectly willing still to come, but
its organisers fully understand our decision to take a safe course
have agreed to return to Coventry to stage a three day market
later this year."
would have been the market's third visit to the city, but the first
time as a stand-alone attraction.
Lawless, Events and Promotions Manager for the City Centre Company
market helped to draw great numbers to last year's Food Festival.
wrote to tell us they had brought their families into the city
centre for the first time in decades and were pleasantly surprised
by what was on offer. The market has built a very good reputation
and we are certain it will prove very popular again.
market has been postponed because of its food content, but
obviously this will have no impact on the other entertainment and
events we have planned for the city centre."