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New Friday Market on the Bailey Head

Fridaymarket

At the last Markets and Car Parks meeting in February it was agreed to trial a regular outdoor market on the Bailey Head to be held on Friday’s, with the exception of the monthly Farmers’ Market, although this may be reviewed.  This proposal was brought forward following a request from an outdoor trader at the trader/Council liaison meeting, who explained there was a demand from a number of traders’.  

It is hoped that this new market will create an activity on the Bailey Head which will offer the customer an alternative shopping day, whilst encouraging footfall into the Powis Hall.  The first market is planned for the 6th March and shall run for a trial period. Hope to see you there !

Oswestry Wins Top Market Award

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At the awards ceremony today at Birmingham Council House, Oswestry Town Council was presented with a Great British Market Award 2015 as Oswestry Christmas Live won the category for Best Small Speciality Market.

The Great British Market Awards are promoted by the National Association of British Market Authorities and each year nominations are invited from communities from around the UK.

Oswestry Christmas Live has been a flagship event for the town on the first Friday of December each year for over a decade. The main streets are closed to traffic and a fun fair is brought into the town centre alongside live music, street entertainers, market stalls, firework display and local groups and charity organisations.

Chairman of the Judging Panel was NABMA President Councillor Mick Barker of Derby who said “this event is a launch for Christmas in Oswestry and is a wonderful community celebration that does so much to boost local tourism and the local economy. It is without doubt one of the major local attractions in the area over the festive period and is greatly enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. We congratulate Oswestry and its Town Council for their promotion of this much appreciated event.”

Town Mayor Councillor Gareth Jones said today “ I was very proud to be at the ceremony today and to receive this award. It puts Oswestry on the markets map again and demonstrates just how hard we work as a Council to boost footfall and the profile of the town.”

Councillor Mrs Hawksley, Chairman of the Council’s Markets and Car Parks Committee added “This is a wonderful reward for our market traders, local charities, our staff and the thousands of people who support this event every year. It shows what successes can be achieved by working together as a community.”

Upcoming Events

Sat Feb 28 @12:00AM
Youth Music Festival
Sun Mar 01 @12:00AM
Youth Music Festival
Fri Apr 03 @12:00AM
Easter Fun Day
Fri May 15 @12:00AM
Antiques Fair
Sat May 23 @12:00AM
Continental Market

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