Wymondham Town Council Meeting
7th August 2018 – CANCELLED
Fairland Street Road Closure starting 16th July 2018 for gas works
NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the 1) C700 Fairland Street from its junction with U78299 Friarscroft Lane for a distance of 94 metres south eastwards; 2) C542 Bridewell Street; and 3) C700 Fairland Street & Market Place, Market Street in the TOWN OF WYMONDHAM because of gas works.
The road 1) will be temporarily closed (except for access); road 2) will be temporarily subject to a suspension of the one-way restriction (westbound); and traffic using the road 3) will be temporarily prohibited from parking, stopping and loading/unloading vehicles from 16th July 2018 to 17th August 2018 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 25 days within the period.
Alternative route for road 1) is via: U78299 Friarscroft Lane, C701 Damgate Street/ Whitehorse Street, B1172 London Road, U78459 Avenue Road, C542 Elm Terrace/ Bridewell Street, C700 Market Place/ Market Street and vice versa.
(If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order).
Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.
In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.
The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Adam Mayo (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.
Dated this 29th day of June 2018
MARKETS – Article in About Wymondham
Supporting Wymondham’s Markets. Two meetings have been held
between representatives of groups involved to address concerns about
the slow decline of markets in Wymondham. Stallholders, local
residents and town councillors met with Lisa Cosh from South Norfolk
Council and local MP Mr George Freeman to see how best to go about
regenerating our markets.
The first meeting was a listening exercise, where all present were given
the opportunity to air their views. The stallholders expressed concerns about the dwindling number of stalls, lack of footfall,
Town Council rental charges and a lack of publicity. They also feared that if nothing was done the Friday markets would die.
Various ideas were discussed.
The second meeting took account of all views expressed, and discussed a number of measures that could be introduced to help with renewal. As the first part of a longer-term exercise the suggestion that
rental charges should be reduced was approved, and that the current offer of two “come and have a go for free” sessions for new stallholders be increased to four free sessions. These would be conditional upon
the stallholders paying a deposit on their first visit and attending on four consecutive occasions. If they met these criteria their
deposit would be refunded on their fourth visit. New rental charges were proposed, covering considerations such as stall length
and whether or not electricity would be supplied.
At its June meeting the Town Council approved recommendations to:
• Further promote the markets
• Help to increase footfall and attract new stallholders
• Support increasing the “free come and have a go” sessions from two to four
• Support the reduction of rental costs
• Investigate ways to make better use of
the Market Place (phase 2)
• Carry out a review of these new
arrangements in six months’ time
Wymondham Town Council
PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday 22nd June 2018
Council calls for traders to join their historic markets
WYMONDHAM Town Council is calling on traders far and wide to come and secure a pitch at their historic weekly Friday Market held at the Market Cross, with reduced pitch fees for newcomers.
Revised fees come into effect on Friday 6th July and the Council is hoping new traders will join the Market which has traditionally been held in Wymondham for more than 9 centuries.
Local councillors are keen for the Market to continue to thrive, particularly with the imminent arrival of the Digital Heritage Trail and Wymondhams’ very own GoGo Hare Henry, which will encourage more visitors to the historic market town.
Councillors recently consulted with existing traders to come up with measures to help the Friday Market and also the Farmers’ Market which is held on the third Saturday of every month.
As a result of this consultation Cllr Kevin Hurn produced a paper which was presented at the June meeting of Wymondham Town Council, outlining plans to reinvigorate the town’s markets. The proposals received unanimous approval from all councillors.
A council spokesperson said “We have a wonderful setting for our Markets, next the historic Market Cross building and it is a treat to see a bustling market in our Town, a tradition that goes back centuries. Wymondham town council is now offering trial pitches to new traders for the Friday Market or the monthly Farmers Market and this is a great opportunity to come and trade in a historic Norfolk town. A visit to our markets is an enjoyable experience for visitors and residents alike who not only have the opportunity to pick up some lovely fresh produce along with other ‘can’t buy in the shops’ items but also enjoy the social aspect of a busy market and take in the great shopping and heritage opportunities that make our town unique.”
*To book a pitch at either the Friday Market or monthly Farmers Market, contact Wymondham Town Council on 01953 603302 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo caption: Shoppers stocking up on fresh produce
Photo caption: Some of the goodies on sale at the Farmers Market
Contact Karen Chamberlain for any further information about the markets on 01953 603302
The traditional Friday Market was first permitted under King John back in 1203 with the Charter renewed a couple of centuries later by King Henry VI in 1440.
Wymondham’s Charter allowing for a market in the Town is stored at Wymondham Abbey
The Farmers Market is over 18 years old and was the first of its kind in Norfolk
Farmers Market May 2018