New market set for Worthing Town Centre

Released: Wednesday, 06 October 2021

Worthing town centre is set to welcome an exciting new monthly market as part of the Councils’ initiative to promote local traders and create added interest in the town centre.

The inaugural market has already seen 30 traders sign up with more expected to follow ahead of its launch on Saturday, October 16th.

Situated in the heart of the town centre, the market will be centred around Montague Street and the junctions with Montague Place and Liverpool Gardens, but it is hoped that will be extended west along Montague Street as popularity grows.

As well as supporting local, independent traders, the stalls will sell fresh, high-quality and seasonal produce, which helps reduce people’s carbon footprint, as part of another Council initiative to help regenerate the town centre.

Andy Willems, Head of Place & Economy at the Councils, said:

“Adur & Worthing Councils currently run a host of markets throughout the region, which are hugely popular with shoppers.

“And we are extremely excited to now be able to bring a market to Worthing town centre as well. As we all know, the high street and particularly independent traders have been hit badly by the pandemic, on top of having to compete with online shopping.

“The benefits to the community as a whole are huge as it boosts the local economy, supports local producers and creates jobs, while shopping locally is far better for the environment.”

Photo: Stalls will sell fresh, high-quality and seasonal produce

PR21-141 - Stalls will sell fresh, high-quality and seasonal produce

Cllr Kevin Jenkins, Worthing Borough Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, added:

“Independent businesses sell a range of delicious produce that is fresher and, more often than not, isn’t available through larger retailers and are often run by our friends and neighbours, adding character and a sense of community in a friendly, bustling atmosphere.

“I am sure this is going to be an amazing market that will only grow and grow and I look forward to seeing you all.”

Sharon Clarke from Worthing Town Centre Initiative said:

“Having spoken to many retailers and traders, a monthly market in Worthing is an exciting prospect. We have so many brilliant local producers of delicious food and goods and being able to give them a showcase on the High Street will bring more people into the Town Centre.”

Single pitch stalls measuring 2.5metres x 2.5metres are £45 and a double pitch measuring 5m x 2.5m is £65. The market is currently at maximum capacity during the initial trial periods, but any traders who are interested in hosting a stall can find details about becoming a trader with Adur Markets on their webpage.

On occasion strong winds or inclement weather may force a cancellation of the market, please check Adur & Worthing Councils’ social media sites for regular updates. Please follow AdurMarkets on Facebook.

Photo: Worthing town centre is set to welcome an exciting new monthly market

PR21-141 - Worthing town centre is set to welcome an exciting new monthly market

Photo: The inaugural market has already seen 30 varied traders sign up with more expected to follow

PR21-141 - The inaugural market has already seen 30 varied traders sign up with more expected to follow

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