New market aims to be streets ahead

A GROUP of Polish dancers will join the fun when Brighouse holds its first Totally Locally street market on Saturday, April 30.

The dance group Mlody Mazur will bring a European flavour to the town centre and entertain visitors to the market.

Twenty-nine stalls will be set up along Commercial Street, displaying the best of local produce and crafts. Confectionery and cakes, flowers and plants, Asian food, cheeses and dairy products, teas and coffees and shampoos and hand-creams - all sourced within easy reach of Brighouse - will be on sale and traders in Commercial Street and other parts of the town centre will be offering discounts to shoppers on the day.

Lesley Adams, chairperson of Brighouse Business Initiative, said: “We want to show what amazing things are available on the doorstep of our town. I am passionate about Brighouse and we want to open people’s eyes to what great shops and businesses there are in the town.

“It’s a great opportunity for traders to show what a wide variety of things are available to buy in the town and we are delighted they have joined in so enthusiastically.

“We have picked the day after the royal wedding and we hope there will be a celebratory atmosphere.”

Lesley said she was indebted to the help she had received from Brighouse councillors Joyce Cawthra and Howard Blagbrough and business organisation United Brighouse.

The market will start at 9am and Commercial Street from the junction of Market Street, Park Street, Park Row and West Park Street will be closed from 8am to 4pm on April 30 with traffic diversions in place.

“We don’t believe that there will be a lot of traffic disruption and a lot of people will be able to walk into town.

“A lot of towns have farmers’ markets and street markets these days and they are very popular,” said Lesley.

“I hope people will be pleasantly surprised when they see the range of crafts, food and drink and produce on sale.”