Stores for all in our market
BRIDGEND is a proud market town with a long history of holding markets within the town boundary.
This year we celebrated 500 years of the market, with a wonderful Tudor market event, showing how the market would have looked back in Henry VIII’s day.
So what exactly is happening to our market these days?
Our once thriving market is looking very different and is certainly in decline under the recent poor stewardship of the Labour run Bridgend Council who are responsible for it today.
There are 33 individual units in our market, yet today there are only 18 businesses left trying their hardest to ensure the survival of the market against all odds. This is where they need your help…with 50 years left to run on the market’s contract you can help save it by shopping there on a regular basis.
Meat from Peter Wood’s Butchers, Gordon’s Cheese selection is one of the best and Martin’s fresh fruit and veg is hard to beat for quality.
If you fancy something different there’s a Taste of Thailand bought to you by Darren Hamm who also runs the Rhiw Teapot café.
Haberdashery? Yes there’s a stall for that. Cake making and baking? Yes. Phone chargers and cases, watch batteries, household items, books, Sci Fi goods, haircuts, nails, confectionery, jewellery and of course Kim’s famous Curry and Chips from the Snack Shack.
A place of warm welcomes, smiles, gentle conversations and unhurried catch ups, what’s not to love about Bridgend market? You can even book a cheeky away day with your friends on a coach trip from there… there really is something for everyone.
Of course if you know of a new start up business that is looking to get their first taste of the high street then tell them to get in touch with Lottie in Property Services at Bridgend Council to secure a pitch. Let’s get our market back on track, let’s make it vibrant, eclectic, exciting and the hub of our town. Let’s all help ensure the survival of the market for another 500 years together.