Deputy Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor John Boyle, visited this month’s Strabane Market to mark the first anniversary of the initiative and its relocation to Butcher Street Car Park.
The market has proven popular with shoppers and stall holders alike since it opened in the Courtyard of the Alley Theatre last year and the move to Butcher Street aims to meet the demand for more stalls and offer a wider choice for the public.
The more central location also aims to make the market more visible and increase passing trade for stall holders.
The Strabane Market initiative is led by Derry City and Strabane District Council and is aimed at supporting local traders and crafts people and enhancing the offering of the town centre.
It forms part of Council’s commitment to identifying new opportunities to boost local business and the local economy to the benefit of everyone.
Markets Officer with Derry City and Strabane District Council, Nicolle Walters invited any local traders interested in showcasing their products at the market to make contact.
Council are taking applications from traders interested in taking part, trading opportunities are limited and traders will be subject to a selection process which will take into account the types of goods, their speciality nature, and previous experience.
Application forms and selection criteria can be obtained from http://www.derrystrabane.com/Subsites/Walled-City-Market/Get-Involved or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting Council’s Business Section on Tel: 02871 376 506