The AGM of Trowbridge Weavers Market was recently held online. Below, you will be able to read some important points from the meeting.
2020 proved a difficult year for the market and its trading partners, however there were some positives:
- An online market was launched to help market stall holders increase their online presence.
- The management of TWM worked hard to secure grants, as they did suffer a financial shortfall due to the coronavirus pandemic. A grant of £500 from Trowbridge Town Council was received and this money contributed toward the cost of the website. The website is simple and easy to use, making it accessible to traders and consumers alike.
Moving forward into 2021 . . .
- TWM are keen to bring back the market this year, but have decided that it will not be held on Market Street this year due to the financial cost and other implications of closing the road.
- A further grant of £1500 has been awarded by Trowbridge Town Council and a further grant of £1500 from Trowbridge Area Board has been applied for.
- Some funding may be used to provide staging and backdrops for live music to take place on market days.
- Any surplus of money from the markets will be given back to the community.
Proposed dates for the market during 2021 are:
So, the market will still be held on the second Saturday of each month as detailed above: the new location for the market has yet to be decided, but it is looking likely that it will be the Town Hall and/or Emmanuel’s Yard . . . and there is also a whisper of there being a Christmas market.
Visit the Trowbridge Weavers Market website here.