December 17, 2011, Derry Journal
The future of Limavady Farmers Market looks uncertain after organisers announced “a postponement until further notice”.
Organisers described the news, revealed on their Facebook page, as “disheartening”.
“Unfortunately, future markets have been postponed until further notice,” they stated. “We have been in discussions with the Limavady Borough Council and Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre to negotiate alternative solutions for market traders on days when harsh weather conditions force the market to be cancelled. As yet, we have not found a reasonable solution. An option was presented of possibly using the Danny Boy Auditorium alongside the Drumceatt Square. However, the cost of hiring this means that it is not an option.
“Cancelling the markets is disheartening for everyone as there is a lot of effort required by everyone. We are a private entity and the market isn’t funded like similar surrounding markets by their local council. We are therefore not eligible for the same funding. This limits the amount we can offer to visitors, customers and traders, which has forced us to make this decision in the interim.
“We would like to that the opportunity to thank everyone who attended the markets over the last eighteen months.”
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