Monday, 8 April 2013

Great Harwood Farmers' Market gaining momentum thanks to Gaskells & Labour Councillors

Great Harwood Farmers' Market is really starting to take off and Sunday's event was the best attended so far. The photo above was taken in the early morning showing log cabins provided by Hyndburn Borough Council. There is just a £10 charge per stall whether a trader takes a log cabin or brings their own tables.

It has Labour's policy to focus on markets and thanks to Gaskells efforts and Hyndburn's Labour Councillors, the Sunday market is beginning to be a real success in Great Harwood with more stalls than ever.

The log cabins have really enhanced the market particularly on inclement days and they have certainly done that. There are now 3 with a further 7 on their way. It is hoped that these will be shifted around the borough to other towns in due course. Thanks must go to Labour councillors and Labour leader Miles Parkinson who has made this happen.

The market is something positive which is growing in popularity and will help with future investment with Pennine Reach on the square and the Towngate Clock Heritage Bid. HBC are aiming for Towngate to become a real focal point again and restore it to its full glory.

This is on the back of a campaign to build anew Health Centre which has begun and the development of Great Harwood Town Hall as fully modernised business units which are now all fully let.

The next Farmers' Market is on Sunday 5th May and anyone wishing to set up a stall can contact the Town Centre Manager on 01254 380980.