Market in High St makeover

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - NEWS -

THE New Nor­folk Market will be held at its new lo­ca­tion on High St this Satur­day.

In a unan­i­mous coun­cil vote in Septem­ber, a two-year cam­paign to move the market fi­nally ma­te­ri­alised for market or­gan­iser John Blegg.

The market will in­cor­po­rate a plant sale, along with more than 30 stalls, food vans, en­ter­tain­ment and dis­plays.

Mr Blegg hoped the market on High St would breathe life back into the town cen­tre.

“I think the cen­tre of the town needs a bit of a lift with all the va­cant shops, so I hope it’s a suc­cess and it can stim­u­late a bit more busi­ness ac­tiv­ity,” he said.

Most of the stalls will be reg­u­lar and around 10 will be ca­sual, with a dif­fer­ent food van each week.

Mr Blegg said he had taken mea­sures to en­sure pub­lic safety as it is his main con­cern.

“I’m keep­ing the foot­paths clear and the cen­tre of the street clear for peo­ple to walk.”

“The big­gest com­ment I’ve got from the pub­lic is that they’d like to see the street closed per­ma­nently and turned into a per­ma­nent mall so this will be a good trial for that,” Mr Blegg said.

High St will be closed be­tween Charles and Bur­nett streets.

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