ARTISAN pop-up venture wants to buy Rawtenstall market. The organisers of the Clog Market want to run the Newchurch Road market as a private enterprise (September 29)
Jackie Buckley: I am a trader in Rawtenstall market, it would be a better idea if Jane talked to the traders who do a fantastic job despite negative people, who might I add probably have not been to the market for a number of years and have no idea what is on there. We are trying desperately to make our market great, if all the people who poo poo it came down to the Market now and again it could make a difference.
There are some empty stalls inside and outside that Jane could use, so why not think about doing that first, get to know the traders and what the people of Rawtenstall who use the market on a regular basis want
The Clog Market I don’t think for one minute the traders do anything but a fantastic job
Kymmy Lou Butterworth: I love the market I always have you guys are so friendly and down to earth I don’t often get chance to come down but I know my little girl for one loves the sweet stall! It’s nice to have a market that still feels like a community not a travelling trade post
Belle Sebastian What the market needs is reinvestment not selling on so it ends up being an overpriced novelty market rather than a thriving, diverse one.
Lydia Brindley: All well and good but there’s still no parking around there ..needs money putting into it which is had never had by the council all they’ve ever done is take rent money.
Beverley Eborall: There’s five car parks nearby and four of which are within 100 yards. It definitely doesn’t need more parking.
Pete Costello: There’s not enough parking in Rawtenstall full stop .... should of put more spaces where the bus station is going.
Lydia Brindley: Didn’t think there was enough ..people want access to car parks so they can shop in other places other than the town’s supermarkets.
Nigel Harper: Car park at the rear. One opposite the market newchurch road. One same side Newchurch Road six doors up and opposite old pet shop and yet another Daisy Hill
Millie & Rubys Dog
Bakery I think this a fabulous idea, Jane is an inspiration and would make the market vibrant, exciting place to shop and trade. We at Millie & Rubys Dog Bakery would definitely be interred in hosting a stall.
Rachel Hartley: Interesting idea. There are lots of empty stalls outside on Saturdays and it would tempt people into the hidden inside area. But I do like the current location of the Clog Market. It’s nice and open and easily seen from the main road drawing people in.
Lizzie Riley-Haworth: Definitely! As long as the original stall holders had a say and weren’t pushed out I think it can only be a good thing.
Claire Farrer: Fabulous idea Jane, look at Altrincham Market for example, that venture is just so vibrant
Jay Gansler: And Stockport Market. I think it’s once a month they have a Foody Friday. Live music, pop up food stalls, and totally agree about Altrincham too.
Nigel Harper. What a great idea it would weed out the dead wood and bring new life in to this tired place.
Natalie Maxwell: Definitely, might even be a better idea to open it up Saturday nights night Farrier market in Radcliffe and do pop up food nights
Andy Darcy: Yes why not. The little market is keeping people in jobs and I still like having a look round.
Liz Woodward: Can only be a good thing! Needs a good spruce up!
Lee Glover: Gotta be an improvement on how things are now
Simon Butterworth: Great idea, needs a big RE organisation to make it more open and appealing to the public.
Cornelius Tiberius Spedster: All good as long as the rents don’t go up to pay for it all. Knock on effect, everyone suffers.