PEOPLE in Westbury are being asked whether they would like an open air market in the town.
Wiltshire Council is asking residents if they would use a market as plans are afoot to expand on the council’s markets already in place throughout the county.
An online and paper consultation asks people’s opinions on whether they would use a market, how frequent it would need to be, what types or products they would like to see and what location would be best within their area. Paper copies of the market survey are being sent to residents in Westbury and surrounding villages to establish if demand exists, and if a market would be supported. There are also plans for surveys to be distributed in Trowbridge and Tisbury.
The Wiltshire Council markets team has already held discussions with a number of town and parish councils in relation to establishing new markets in Wiltshire.
The survey is available online at www.wiltshire. gov.uk/new-market-survey.htm for people throughout Wiltshire to feedback on whether a market would be viable in their community. Comments need to be made by 30th June.
The markets survey is publicised as Wiltshire Council is offering would-be entrepreneurs, schools and charities an opportunity to try out being a market stall holder for free on Friday 29th June at Devizes Market Place. Setting up of stalls will be from 8.00am, with trading from 9.00am to 5.00pm. For more information and to book a stall please contact Tom Ince on 01380 734639.