High times for mar­ket

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - NEWS -

THE first New Nor­folk Mar­ket in High St on Satur­day has been deemed a suc­cess de­spite wet weather caus­ing a slow start.

Or­gan­iser John Blegg said a cou­ple of stall­hold­ers dropped out be­cause of the weather but oth­ers were there wait­ing for him at 5.30am, ready to set up.

“It was re­ally good to see High St busy again and the com­ments were re­ally pos­i­tive with peo­ple look­ing for­ward to it and peo­ple com­ing back,” he said.

Mr Blegg said the only com­plaint was that it was hard to find park­ing in the area.

“As soon as the sun came out, peo­ple came from ev­ery­where and be­tween 10 and 12 the street was full.”

“If it brings vi­brancy back into High St, hope­fully it will at­tract new small busi­nesses to open up,” Der­went Val­ley Mayor Martyn Evans said.

Mr Blegg ex­pected 15-20 more stall hold­ers at this week­end’s mar­ket.

“With word of mouth, we’re ex­pect­ing a re­ally good turn out over sum­mer.”

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