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Aylesbury Becomes Home To Variety Of New Markets

Aylesbury Becomes Home To Variety Of New Markets

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 12:48pm 10th May 2016.


Green fingered gardening enthusiasts haven't been put off by the wet weather today...

They've been in Market Square at the 'Green Fingers' event - one of the new projects coming to our town.

We're becoming home to a variety of new markets - from Foodie Fridays and Book Lovers.

The 'Green Fingers' market which takes place today (10/5) is the second annual event joining the Vintage and Craft Bazaar in Market Square, with a variety of gardening products on offer for shoppers to browse through.

A number of gardening experts will also be in attendance, sharing helpful tips with market-goers. The Lily Pot from Watermead will demonstrate a range of floral arrangements, and Creative Green from Brill will be bringing along examples of rural craft items.

Joining them at the market will be representatives from North Bucks Bat Group, the RSPB and Berks, Bucks & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT), alongside Lindengate, Aylesbury Gardening Society and the Culinary Herb Company.

'Foodie Fridays' will start from the 20th May - with Market Square playing host to an array of stalls every Friday. You can expect food from all around the world, including Greek, Spanish and Italian. 

In June, bookworms will be able to enjoy the 'Book Lovers' market - paperbacks, hardbacks, novels and unique items such as bags made out of vintage books will be for sale. 

Storytelling sessions for young children will be held at 11am and 2pm.

Diana Fawcett, Town Centre Manager told us: "Markets are very important in Aylesbury and they have a history spanning over 400 years. 

"The markets are located in the heart of the town - they add so much colour and vibrancy to the beautiful Market Square.

Diana explained why markets are so important, she said: "When the customer comes into town, you always expect to see your national shops, but on the market you can find that unusal good that you might not be able to find elsewhere.

"It adds a personal touch and its a very important part of the community to have a market.

"Markets across the UK are struggling to find there identity so it's really important to give people a reason to come to one, and create that extra special something.  

Diana is also looking forward to welcoming new businesses, she told us: "We're passionate supporters of independent traders.

"It's a great outlet for a trader to come along, meet members of the public face to face and its also great for the public because when you have a market running there's a real atmosphere in the town centre."

If you're interested in becoming a trader you can head to the Aylesbury Vale District Council website here.

 

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