Shoppers visiting Hereford’s diverse range of open air markets will have the chance to influence the range of stalls on offer in the future.
Herefordshire Council is carrying out a survey to gauge views on the range of markets that it currently organises in the city and in the future as the markets team recruits new traders.
Members of the public can take part in a brief survey through council’s website www.herefordshire.gov.uk/markets or in person by visiting a manned display trailer which will be in High Town on 30 September through to 3 October between 10am and 2pm.
Cllr Powell, cabinet member for economy and corporate services, said: “This is a great opportunity for the public to give their feedback about the markets currently held, as well as making suggestions for improvements.
Markets create a vibrant street-scene which helps attract higher footfall in the locality and increasing business generally. The survey should be seen as a great opportunity in which we can all play a part to help to make our markets a success.
We are also calling on local people to come and trade at the city markets that operate each week in the High Town and Commercial Street areas. There are opportunities for local people to become market traders and be an integral part of this exciting retail experience.
The markets team would provide the stall and advice on how to become a market trader, but it will be up to the trader to ascertain the type of products they would wish to sell, in agreement with the team, and the personal commitment to trade on a regular basis.
There are many market traders who have gone on to create a successful thriving business from such grass roots beginnings.
I’m sure there are local people out there who have innovative ideas, can commit to the required hours and would relish being their own boss.”
For information on becoming a trader contact the market office on 01432 261934 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/markets