A regular street market is coming to Swindon Town Centre thanks to InSwindon BID.

A town centre street market has long been on the wish list of many local residents and businesses. That wish will soon be granted, thanks to inSwindon BID who are launching Wharf Green Market in April.

A Retail Market will run on Thursdays and Saturdays, plus a Farmers & Fine Food Market on the third Friday of each month. It will have up to 45 stalls, with some regulars and others rotating, offering something for everyone and something new each time.

WHARF GREEN MARKET TO LAUNCH IN SWINDON TOWN CENTRE
Wharf Green Marketing Swindon InSwindon

Anita Bellinger, Executive Director of inSwindon BID said “We’re delighted to be bringing markets back to Swindon Town Centre. We know that there’s a great and long-awaited demand from residents and local businesses. It will be operated by Cotswold Markets Ltd., who are known for high-quality stalls that people travel to visit. There will be a wide range of stalls, including new ones that haven’t run in other locations, so Swindon will have a completely fresh offer. Along with other work we’re doing, it will help to attract shoppers from Swindon and further afield, which will be fantastic for local businesses.

“A market will be a huge benefit to the Town Centre and is part of our ongoing work to enhance the BID area and increase footfall. It’s been made possible thanks to support for our proposal from the Towns Fund Board who administrate the Towns Fund, a Government scheme to encourage sustainable economic regeneration. Other benefits will include job creation, stimulating the local economy, and an infrastructure for new and small businesses to grow.

“Wharf Green is the perfect site. It’s easily accessible and the markets will be just one of the regular activities we’ll have happening there. Future expansion could include a monthly Arts & Crafts Market, plus the opportunity for Food Festivals, Night Markets and a Victorian Christmas Market. There’s such great potential, as there is for the whole of the Town Centre.”

Dave Joynes from Cotswold Markets Ltd. is looking forward to the market launching: “Cotswold Markets Ltd. are delighted to be working alongside inSwindon BID to bring markets back to this historic market town. This is a really exciting opportunity for us to work alongside the BID and bring our 40 years of experience from operating markets in Cheltenham, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Fairford, Tewkesbury and Worcester to establish successful markets in Swindon.” Potential traders should contact Cotswold Markets through their website.

inSwindon BID are the independent, not-for-profit, business-led Town Centre management company.

Public Art Swindon

For more information visit www.swindontowncentre.co.uk.

For more photography visit our Swindon Town Centre gallery.

Would you like to engage with more people by joining Swindon’s Charity Hub?

We Are Swindon is proud to support the charities that help the people of Swindon. With our website and popular social media channels, we help them to reach and engage with more local people. As a result, they can promote their services to those that need them and gain new support. We do not charge any charity that helps the people of Swindon, to be part of Swindon’s Charity Hub.

Would you like to see more about Swindon?

Brighter Futures Superhero run

Be a superhero.
For Brighter Futures in our town.

Swindon lifestyle

We Are Swindon’s Lifestyle.
Do you really know what it’s like to live here?

Swindon

Swindon People.
Who are the people who are proud to live here?

Old Town, Swindon.
A popular part of town.

Coate Water Swindon

Swindon’s Great Outdoors.
Where shall we visit first?

Swindon from the sky We Are Swindon

Swindon from the sky.
See our town from a above.

Back to Positive Swindon News & Events Hub