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New Wigton Market soon to open for business

3 March 2016

Plans are well underway for the launch of the new Wigton Market on Friday 11 March 2016.

Allerdale Borough Council has been working with Wigton Town Council to build on the success of the monthly produce and craft market which has taken place in the town over the past year. The new market will be held every Friday on the recently refurbished Corn Market Area in front of St Mary’s Church, in the Market Hall, and, if there is sufficient demand for stalls, will extend into the southern end of Water Street car park.  

The new market will be operated by Geraud Markets Ltd, which manages the borough’s markets on behalf of Allerdale Borough Council. They have already lined up more than 20 stallholders for the first market day, and will also take the opportunity to launch a new market loyalty card. Shoppers will collect six stamps from traders and then be entered into a monthly prize draw to win a £25 voucher.

To celebrate the launch of the new market, there will also be a special event on Good Friday, 25 March. It will feature live entertainment and family activities, as well as a wealth of stalls.

Alison Dodd, Clerk to Wigton Town Council, said: “It’s going to be great to see a bustling market back in Wigton again, and we’re really pleased to be able to support Allerdale Borough Council and Geraud Markets to get this initiative up and running.”

Nik Hardy, Allerdale Borough Council’s Head of Economic Growth, added: “This council has made a commitment to investing in our town centres to ensure that they thrive and are interesting and welcoming places to be. Wigton has had a market charter since the 1200s and we’re very pleased to be able to launch this new market. We know markets are just one way of attracting people to a town and that they add to its atmosphere and appeal so I wish the traders at the new Wigton venture every success.”

Stalls can be provided for anyone interested in booking a pitch at Wigton Market. For more details contact Phil Byers of Geraud Markets Ltd on 07753934540 or email   

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