Food and Arts Market back for 2018

Tewkesbury High Street Food and Arts Market back for 2018

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This Saturday 28 April 2018, Tewkesbury's town centre will come alive with an array of delicious food and craft stalls. Located on Tewkesbury High Street from 9am to 5pm, there is set to be lots of mouth-watering treats on offer to try and buy.

Organised by Cotswolds Market Ltd, the event will boast over 70 stallholders, from award-winning cheese, wine and cider makers, bakers and farmers, to local artists and crafts people, who will also be on hand to showcase their work.

Dave Joynes of Cotswold Markets Ltd said: "These events are an excellent opportunity to promote Tewkesbury and we are looking forward to seeing the high street buzzing with producers and visitors to the town.”

Councillor Rob Bird, Tewkesbury Borough Council’s lead member for economic development and promotion, said: “This is a fantastic and popular event where you can browse the best local small traders and artists have to offer; perfect for that unique artisan present or a tasty handcrafted treat”.

During the market event, Tewkesbury High Street will be closed to traffic between the Church Street and Quay Street junctions. This closure will be from midnight on Friday 27 April to 9pm on Saturday 28 April and local diversions will be put in place along Oldbury Road.

A survey commissioned in February by Tewkesbury Borough Council and carried out by Gloucestershire Rural Community Council asked local businesses to provide input as to how the market could be improved. Local businesses provided constructive feedback that asked for more focus on marketing the event and improving the traffic management on the day.

The council wishes to thank all of those who contributed. As a result, Cotswold Markets will be undertaking more promotion for the markets and having launched a new traffic management system at the last event, they will be monitoring the results.

While in town, visitors can make a day of it and enjoy a spot of retail therapy on the High Street, visit one of the many town centre attractions or take a break in one of the town's eateries, coffee houses or tea shops.

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