On the 19th August Oswestry Town Council will be launching the outdoor market down Bailey Street every Saturday on a trial basis. Based on the successful Artisan Market trial up to ten Town Council gazebos will be situated in allocated areas of the street.
The plan is to attract some new traders as well as relocating some existing ones bringing a mixture of traditional goods and various food stalls. What is pleasing is that already established businesses within the town are planning on having regular stalls in this location including Baileys Café selling fresh cakes, Lapones selling Italian food as well as the Eastern European Food Store based on Beatrice Street.
The 19th August also corresponds with a new Culture Fest event which is to be held throughout the town aimed at celebrating the various cultures of Oswestry. There will be additional stalls and live music throughout the town which will create a fabulous festive atmosphere
There will be rare occasions where the stall plan will need to alter in order to hold town events. The most obvious of these will be the annual Food Festival.
Also, on the 1st and 2nd September Oswestry will be welcoming a touring Continental Market. The Bailey Head will continue to be used for market trading throughout the year but there will also be a concerted effort to introduce live performances and family activities in this particular area.
A big thank you to everyone who attended Qube's & Oswestry Markets Summer Charity Market last Friday. Despite the weather the event was a great success with 23 organisations coming along; recruiting volunteers, raising over £600 in funds and above all chatting to the public and promoting their services.
A big thank you to Oswestry's new Mayor, Cllr Vince Hunt for paying a visit and taking the time to speak to the organisations and their volunteers about their services. The next Charity Market will be held on Friday 8th September.