Helston street markets re-launch

Helston will reclaim its standing as a charter market town this Friday when regular street markets re-launch.

Stalls will now be set out along Coinagehall Street every Friday and Monday, with gazebos bought by the Helston Business Improvement Partnership available to hire for £20, including a trestle table.

Town centre manager Jonathan Birkett told the Packet: “Hopefully it will be a significant improvement to what’s happened so far.”

During April the partnership is offering five free pitches to its members for each of the markets, on a rolling basis, to give them a chance to boost their business.

In the summer the business partnership’s markets group also hopes to add a third market, on the first Saturday of each month, featuring different types of traders.

The idea is to coincide with the monthly Helston Farmers’ Market that takes place at the Old Cattle Market on the same day, with Mr Birkett saying the group wanted it known countywide that the first Saturday of every month in Helston was market day.

The project has been led by Emma Wooderson and Mr Birkett said: “Emma and the project group have worked really hard over the past few months and the Town Team feel their work is going to make a big difference to the town. The markets will grow stronger throughout the year.”

To book a pitch at any of the markets contact Emma or Jon |on 07966 976068 or email emma.wooderson@gmail.com

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10:54am Wed 3 Apr 13

ronedgcumbe says...

This is great news. I feel sure it will be a huge success.
This is great news. I feel sure it will be a huge success. ronedgcumbe

11:55am Wed 3 Apr 13

Wave says...

£20 for a year? Per day?
£20 for a year? Per day? Wave

2:22pm Wed 3 Apr 13

meerkats says...

Well done to the HBIP and TCM , hope their hard work pays off and the markets will be a huge success.
Well done to the HBIP and TCM , hope their hard work pays off and the markets will be a huge success. meerkats

3:23pm Wed 3 Apr 13

telstar1962 says...

Good luck everyone.

Helston is a 'Quaint Old Cornish Market Town'
Good luck everyone. Helston is a 'Quaint Old Cornish Market Town' telstar1962

5:17pm Wed 3 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I think £20 is inexpensive for the hire of a market stall for a day, therefore hopefully this will encourage traders and subsequently the markets to be successful, this would certainly transform Helston.
I will of course pay the market a visit.
Good luck to all those involved.
I think £20 is inexpensive for the hire of a market stall for a day, therefore hopefully this will encourage traders and subsequently the markets to be successful, this would certainly transform Helston. I will of course pay the market a visit. Good luck to all those involved. Gillian Zella Martin 09

1:41pm Fri 5 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Visited the market today and purchased three items from three different stalls. It was very cold, hopefully when we get better weather it will encourage more traders. As they are planning to have the market additionally to coincide with the farmers market once a month, on the Saturdays, then maybe they should consider free parking in the town on those Saturdays, as the farmers market will have the advantage of free parking at the fairground car-park.
Visited the market today and purchased three items from three different stalls. It was very cold, hopefully when we get better weather it will encourage more traders. As they are planning to have the market additionally to coincide with the farmers market once a month, on the Saturdays, then maybe they should consider free parking in the town on those Saturdays, as the farmers market will have the advantage of free parking at the fairground car-park. Gillian Zella Martin 09

3:39pm Fri 5 Apr 13

meerkats says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
Visited the market today and purchased three items from three different stalls. It was very cold, hopefully when we get better weather it will encourage more traders. As they are planning to have the market additionally to coincide with the farmers market once a month, on the Saturdays, then maybe they should consider free parking in the town on those Saturdays, as the farmers market will have the advantage of free parking at the fairground car-park.
wasnt able to visit the market today, was there many stalls there ?, hope they will make a go of it. Free parking on the Saturdays would be a good idea once a month.
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: Visited the market today and purchased three items from three different stalls. It was very cold, hopefully when we get better weather it will encourage more traders. As they are planning to have the market additionally to coincide with the farmers market once a month, on the Saturdays, then maybe they should consider free parking in the town on those Saturdays, as the farmers market will have the advantage of free parking at the fairground car-park.[/p][/quote]wasnt able to visit the market today, was there many stalls there ?, hope they will make a go of it. Free parking on the Saturdays would be a good idea once a month. meerkats

7:15pm Fri 5 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

meerkats wrote:
Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
Visited the market today and purchased three items from three different stalls. It was very cold, hopefully when we get better weather it will encourage more traders. As they are planning to have the market additionally to coincide with the farmers market once a month, on the Saturdays, then maybe they should consider free parking in the town on those Saturdays, as the farmers market will have the advantage of free parking at the fairground car-park.
wasnt able to visit the market today, was there many stalls there ?, hope they will make a go of it. Free parking on the Saturdays would be a good idea once a month.
There was a fruit and veg stall, a stall selling jewellery, one with spices etc, one with art/craft things like peg bags etc a stall with chocolate brownies, one with model cars etc, apologies if I have missed any out. I came from Porthleven and was there just after ten, I had breakfast in the Coffee Bean first, so don't know if there were anymore stalls later in the day.
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: Visited the market today and purchased three items from three different stalls. It was very cold, hopefully when we get better weather it will encourage more traders. As they are planning to have the market additionally to coincide with the farmers market once a month, on the Saturdays, then maybe they should consider free parking in the town on those Saturdays, as the farmers market will have the advantage of free parking at the fairground car-park.[/p][/quote]wasnt able to visit the market today, was there many stalls there ?, hope they will make a go of it. Free parking on the Saturdays would be a good idea once a month.[/p][/quote]There was a fruit and veg stall, a stall selling jewellery, one with spices etc, one with art/craft things like peg bags etc a stall with chocolate brownies, one with model cars etc, apologies if I have missed any out. I came from Porthleven and was there just after ten, I had breakfast in the Coffee Bean first, so don't know if there were anymore stalls later in the day. Gillian Zella Martin 09

8:16pm Fri 5 Apr 13

meerkats says...

sounds quite a good start then and as you said previously once the weather improves ,hopefully it will encourage some more traders.
sounds quite a good start then and as you said previously once the weather improves ,hopefully it will encourage some more traders. meerkats

8:28pm Fri 5 Apr 13

meerkats says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
Visited the market today and purchased three items from three different stalls. It was very cold, hopefully when we get better weather it will encourage more traders. As they are planning to have the market additionally to coincide with the farmers market once a month, on the Saturdays, then maybe they should consider free parking in the town on those Saturdays, as the farmers market will have the advantage of free parking at the fairground car-park.
wasnt able to visit the market today, was there many stalls there ?, hope they will make a go of it. Free parking on the Saturdays would be a good idea once a month.
There was a fruit and veg stall, a stall selling jewellery, one with spices etc, one with art/craft things like peg bags etc a stall with chocolate brownies, one with model cars etc, apologies if I have missed any out. I came from Porthleven and was there just after ten, I had breakfast in the Coffee Bean first, so don't know if there were anymore stalls later in the day.
Thanks for your reply Gill.
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: Visited the market today and purchased three items from three different stalls. It was very cold, hopefully when we get better weather it will encourage more traders. As they are planning to have the market additionally to coincide with the farmers market once a month, on the Saturdays, then maybe they should consider free parking in the town on those Saturdays, as the farmers market will have the advantage of free parking at the fairground car-park.[/p][/quote]wasnt able to visit the market today, was there many stalls there ?, hope they will make a go of it. Free parking on the Saturdays would be a good idea once a month.[/p][/quote]There was a fruit and veg stall, a stall selling jewellery, one with spices etc, one with art/craft things like peg bags etc a stall with chocolate brownies, one with model cars etc, apologies if I have missed any out. I came from Porthleven and was there just after ten, I had breakfast in the Coffee Bean first, so don't know if there were anymore stalls later in the day.[/p][/quote]Thanks for your reply Gill. meerkats

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