January 11, 2012 Cornish Guardian
BODMIN’S open air market on Mount Folly has folded due to a lack of customer support.
Sarah Horne, who was in charge of the market, says she cannot continue in the role, leaving doubt as to whether it will reopen in the future.
The fortnightly market started last July and initially attracted large crowds to the 20 stalls, but disappointing sales due to low customer numbers in the run-up to Christmas led to the decision to close it down.
Ms Horne said it was sad news that the market has stopped, but she did not have the time and commitment required to run it alongside her successful bed and breakfast business in St Nicholas Street.
She said: “The market had developed into an enthusiastic community of stallholders offering a rich and varied mix of fresh local produce and traditional market products.
“In addition, we provided a unique opportunity for local charity and community groups to raise money and recruit new members too.
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