Another effort at holding a
farmers’ market in Leamington is to be held next week to try and
bring life back to the old town.
Community groups and retailers
are working together to make the Clemens Street sale a success.
Resolve to improve the
turn-out has been increased because of a disappointing result at the
last market in April.
Town Centre manager Ian Coker
"We were all delighted
with the response to the first Farmers Market in February.
"However the combination of poor weather, the Easter
holiday and the Farmers Market the day before in Warwick meant we
were all a little disappointed with the April market.
“We plan to do all we can
to make 24 June a real success which will give farmers and customers
the confidence to visit on a regular basis. "
The determination to do
everything possible to support the Farmers Market has led to the
formation of the "Friends of Old Town Markets Group" which
will be supporting markets in the old town.
Their first opportunity to
work together on this project will be by organising additional
and activities at the next Farmers Market which takes place in Clemens
Street on 24 June between 9am and 2pm.
Eeva John who is involved with
the group, said:
"The provision of a
free bus service from the Parade on the day of the market, a strong
line up of local talent to entertain the crowds and the support of
traders in the area will mean that we expect to see the crowds
flocking to the Old Town."
"We want the Farmers
Market to become a regular part of life in the Old Town and will be
working hard to make the farmers and customers feel very