Well this time last year it all seemed like a bit of a pipe dream. The Town Team was started with huge amounts of input from the Town Council and County Town Initiative and together we submitted our bid to Government to become a Portas Pilot.
In this we were unsuccessful but I have to admit to being somewhat relieved ……the thought of Mary Portas charging round town with a film crew in tow was one of the least favourable outcomes…..but one of our key elements in the bid was to set up a weekly outdoor market AND IT STARTS THIS WEEK!
What makes it all the better is that because fo all the focus the Portas Review highlighted around our town centres and High Streets, Wiltshire Council has committed to starting up more markets around the County beginning with Trowbridge. The Markets Team put in a phenomenal amount of work liaising with the public and businesses about what you all wanted…
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