South Somerset District Council is set to re-launch the Tuesday and Friday Market in Yeovil Town Centre starting from Friday 5 December. The Markets are located in Lower Middle Street and are held between 8.00am – 3.00pm.
On Friday 5 and Tuesday 9 December, Yeovil’s markets will be re-launched with a range of exciting new initiatives including new branding, advertising with local radio, new signage, reduced pitch fees for new and existing traders, free public liability insurance for new businesses and free car parking from 9 am to 3 pm in SSDC Car parks (using vouchers from the Western Gazette).
We have worked hard to encourage new stallholders to the market to increase the range of goods available to shoppers.
There is a programme of live music for the markets on the run up to Christmas to get everyone in the festive mood. Customers will be able to browse a variety of goods including hot and cold food, local produce, home-ware, gifts, clothes and accessories.
The market website and Facebook pages are being updated regularly with detailed information on the regular traders and other useful information. Visit www.southsomerset.gov.uk/yeovilmarkets or if you have Facebook www.facebook.com/yeovilmarket. You can also find out the latest information by following @YeovilMarket on Twitter.
Sunday Markets will be taking place from now until Christmas to give everyone an extra opportunity to stock up before Christmas.
Councillor Peter Gubbins chair of SSDC’s Area South Committee said, “Markets are part of Yeovil’s history and are really important to the vibrancy of our town centre. A really good market can attract people from miles around and will significantly improve the footfall, which benefits all traders. We are hopeful that this package of measures will create a renewed interest in Yeovil’s markets.”
If any seasoned traders or those with a new business would like more detailed information on the incentives and would like to trade on Yeovil Market, please contact either Marie Ainsworth on 01935 462787 or Mark Hickey on 07973725913.