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What would most improve Newbury Market?

What change would you most like to see at the Thursday and Saturday charter market?

Andy Murrill

Andy Murrill


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What would most improve Newbury Market?

Move all the stalls to Market Place

Move all the stalls to Northbrook Street

Cheaper parking

New management

More unique stalls

Later opening hours

A bouncy castle/carousel/more activities for children

Close the market for good and use Market Place for something else

Other (please specify using comment facility)

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  • Kathy os

    17/02/2018 - 18:06

    I trade from a market stall in Northbrook street and have done for nearly 5 years ;Thursdays and Saturdays. I used to trade in Wokingham but the market was not supported and is now almost non existent. I moved to Newbury because Newbury council support market traders in many ways. They charge reduced rates and run schemes to promote the market. The reason that the market is quiet is simple. It is February. The last 5 Saturdays have been cold and wet. Stallholders stand out in all weathers for 10 hours and so some are reluctant to come this time of year because customers are also reluctant to come and browse. Newbury market is one of the better markets in the area. If people come and look at what is available they may be surprised. Hand made and quality items as well as the mainstays of every market. Market stalls in Northbrook street are an asset to the street and make it more interesting. This was proved today when coach loads of tourists told me how lovely they thought Newbury was.


  • Dudders

    17/02/2018 - 10:10

    I feel that the Market is too spread out: bring all the stalls together in Market Place: this would add to the atmosphere and spectacle. At the moment the Market has no atmosphere or character, it feels like the end of a car boot sale when all the main dealers have gone and there are just a few stragglers left. More stalls and a crowded market are needed.


  • teertsg

    16/02/2018 - 16:04

    Unfortunately, its not one single answer which will fix it, a combination of reduced pitch costs, bringing the market together and encouraging customers to the town by ensuring they get value for the cost of their parking and a variety of stalls selling things which you can not get at out of town stores.