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Regular Market - an idea revisited

On 7 Jun 2009 at 7:13pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Bridport (in Dorset) has a population of 13K (census 2001) and hosts a highly successful market in both its main streets twice a week (Wednesdays and Saturdays). The District Council organises and manages the market and charges each stall holder a weekly fee of £13.50 (stall holders have a 3m square pitch and provide their own stalls and gazebo's). All sorts of wares are available for sale - fish, meat, home-baked goods, clothing, crafts, pet goods, antiques, photographs etc

If Lewes were to have a weekly (or twice weekly) market, I wonder how much our own council would charge for the pitches and where they would make pitches available?
I would suggest that pitch prices were the same as Bridport and that pitches were made available from Cliffe Corner to the Bottleneck (admittedly car parking on the road would have to be suspended on market days).
On 8 Jun 2009 at 9:50am sashimi wrote:
How about asking Harvey's if the market could be accommodated temporarily in the Harvey's depot by the station. 100 pitches at £13.50 twice a week would bring in 100k plus. If it was successful, it could become permanent.
On 8 Jun 2009 at 7:38pm Zola wrote:
Miles Jenner did not get back to me about Pinwell Lane...It also would involve a 'change of use' planning application,which will take 12 weeks at least to process.This is why Court Mowers didn't take it on.
Their busiest time is now onwards,mending mowers for the summer.It didn't make sense to wait for 12 weeks,that is why they are 'on the road...'mending mowers and bikes.
I suspect that neighbouring houses would have reason to object as market traders start banging around at about 5,6 in the morning.
I can't see the plans being passed.And I can't seem to get in touch with Miles Jenner.So I have come to a halt.
Anybody else fancy a try?
On 9 Jun 2009 at 10:21pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Looks like we will make to make do with the Town Hall collective on a Tuesday morning
On 9 Jun 2009 at 10:49pm Zola wrote:
Actually Spinney,that was going to be my next port of call,(Where does that saying come from....?) The Tuesday market,but on another day...
The only time I can ever see the place being 'out of bounds', is when there is an opera on.or a bonfire do.Please correct me if I am wrong.
Does anyone else think that a market in the Town Hall would be a winner...?
Indoors,so no worries about stuff getting wet....Kettle and tea facilities...
They provide tables....Could be a winner.
What do you reckon??
On 10 Jun 2009 at 6:32am Old Salty, Seaman wrote:
arrr - A port of call is an intermediate stop on a journey for fuel and provisions - not the start or finish of a journey, adopted by the cruise industry as these specialise in intermediate stops as a main feature of their journey from point A to point B. arrr!
On 10 Jun 2009 at 2:20pm Ed Can Do wrote:
I still reckon it's worth getting on to Angel Properties and asking about using a warehouse in the Phoenix. I know a couple of people who are using them and only paying the rates, Angel are letting them out simply to avoid paying costs, not to make a profit. It's a touch more out of the way but there is much better parking down there than round the town hall.
On 10 Jun 2009 at 3:48pm zola wrote:
Good idea Ed....I am drafting a letter to Mr Styles and will let you know the outcome.

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