April 14, 2012 Matlock Mercury
A TOWN is bucking the trend when it comes to markets by ploughing £10,000 into the future of their stalls
With plans to ditch Matlock’s Saturday market, and a 12-month stay of execution for Ashbourne’s, businesses-minded people in Wirksworth are investing in the future by buying gazebos and tables for their monthly farmers’ market, held next to the memorial hall.
They were bought through two £5,000 grants awarded by Wirksworth Town Council and the Exton Trust.
It was successfully engineered by New Opportunities Wirksworth (NOW), the town’s regeneration and development board, and town mayor, Cllr Andy Pollock was on hand on Saturday to unveil the equipment.
Alison Clamp, chair of NOW, said: “We couldn’t be more thrilled. We have been using stalls from Uttoxeter since the market began three years ago and now we have bought our own so we are completely self sufficient.
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