Wednesday, February 13, 2019

BRIGG MARKET WOULD BENEFIT FROM PROMOTIONAL EVENT TO ATTRACT MORE STALLHOLDERS, WE SUGGEST

Shopping for fruit and veg on stalls at historic Brigg Market - see Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog February 2019

Brigg Blog was very interested to receive extensive details of a promotional event to be held by North Lincolnshire Council to attract stallholders to the new covered market it's establishing in Scunthorpe town centre.
Could something similar be staged in Brigg, as OUR market, also run by the unitary authority, could certainly do with more stalls.
Things aren't too bad on Thursday, but the Saturday open air general market is down to just a few stallholders and a man with a van!
Our award-winning monthly farmers' market - also a North Lincolnshire Council initiative - continues to thrive.
Brigg gained its market charter in the 13th century; Scunthorpe has had a town centre market for about 100 years, and there's one on Ashby Broadway - also operated by North Lincolnshire Council and refurbished quite recently.
It's quite possible that some business people living in the Brigg area are interested in taking stalls at St John's Market in Scunthorpe.
We also expect many local folk will be journeying to the steel town to take a look at the new market, which will have free public toilets - a very welcome addition to the town centre.
St John's Market is within the converted former BhS store building on the High Street, not far from Scunthorpe bus station served by the No 4 and X4 Hornsby services from Brigg.
Brigg Blog has now asked the council whether it will consider an event, in due course, to promote Brigg market. If this idea it taken up, we'll let you know.

Set up your business at St John’s Market

FROM KIRSTY WESTFIELD, NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL

North Lincolnshire Council is hosting the Business Information Event on Monday 18 February at Scunthorpe Central for budding and existing businesses to find out about taking up a stall at St John’s Market.
Start-up and existing businesses are invited to the event and can drop-in between 9.30am and 12 noon to find out what opportunities are available.
A number of stalls are available - giving people a unique opportunity to join other established, independent retailers in their new home.
Whether you currently have your own business and want to expand or are have a business idea that would work well in St John’s Market, go along to the event. You will be able to find out about the exciting plans for St John’s Market.
St John’s Market in Scunthorpe town centre is the ideal location for a business.
The market, while being in a modern setting, will offer visitors a celebration of retail heritage from Scunthorpe and the wider Lincolnshire region with a wide variety of stalls selling must-have, locally-sourced goods including fashion, cosmetics, jewellery, accessories, hardware and music.
Fresh produce will be available from butchers, greengrocers and fishmongers offering a unique experience for visitors to the town centre, six days a week from 8am to 5pm.
A new concept also being revealed for the market is The Food Court. Located on the first floor, with a large communal area for eating, drinking and socialising, a range of delicious foods - including hot and cold sandwiches, Indian street food, burgers, jacket potatoes, crepes, hot puddings, tasty sweets and cakes - will be on offer.
The Food Court will open six days a week with opening hours extended into the evening.
Free Wi-Fi will be available in the new market and free public toilets, which will replace the existing public facilities at the bottom of the high street.

1 comment:

Peter Altoft said...

for a market to thrive you need footfall to buy and stalls to attract even the farmers market are now having problems to attract new blood to fill the empty stalls at £25 weather you use it or not.
there is a scheme for four free markets on thurs @ £12 or sat @ £9 the farmers market isn't included @ £20 so you'll need to sell £35 of goods to brake even.