Praise for Barlick market initiative

Coun. Paul White and organiser Keith Mitchell at Barnoldwick Market.'Photo Ben Parsons
Coun. Paul White and organiser Keith Mitchell at Barnoldwick Market.'Photo Ben Parsons
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Barnoldswick’s newly launched market has won praise from Pendle Council as a good business initiative.

Since Keith Mitchell started his Pendle Valley Markets venture in the town three weeks ago, Barnoldswick Town Square has seen well over 3,000 people visit on Thursday and Saturday market days.

The town’s first outdoor market since the 1970s was helped with a £2,000 start-up grant from Pendle Council to promote the markets and Barlick itself.

Coun. Paul White, who oversees Pendle’s economic growth and enterprise, said: “We were really pleased to give Pendle Valley Markets a start-up grant.

“It’s great to see ideas like this and we want to see people bringing more forward. A successful market will attract people to Barnoldswick and boost trade in our shops and cafes too.

“It’s an incredibly exciting initiative and shows we have some great forward thinking people out there wanting to improve our town centres.

“Barnoldswick is the ideal location for this and I’m delighted we’ve been able to support the town.”

As well as having the regular market days on Thursdays and Saturdays, Keith plans to run a farmer’s market, vintage and antique market and a Christmas market.

Keith added: “Once we’re more established I’ll be organising these extra market days once a month.

“I’m really excited about what the market could do to help the town. As word gets out more and more people will come to shop here and visit the area.”

Contact Keith on 07791 051924 for stall availability. For information on start-up grants, contact Imtiaz Shah at Pendle Council on 661688.