New venture aims to bring car booters to Wisbech Horsefair Shopping Centre
A brand-new market concept is all set to make its debut in Wisbech on February 9 when a traditional indoor car boot sale opens in the car park of the town’s Horsefair Shopping Centre.
The ground floor of the car park will be made over to the market and there will be no market traders or retail sellers allowed – just members of the public selling from their car boots.
It is designed to complement the existing car boot sale held in Wisbech Market Place, which does welcome professional retailers.
The ground floor of the car park will be marked out with a new area cordoned off for car boot sellers. The public seeking to park their cars will have their route to free parking on the top floor clearly identified. The site opens at 6am and the market will be held every Sunday from February 9.
Horsefair Shopping Centre manager, Kevin Smith, has organised the car boot sale in conjunction with Wisbech Town Council and Les Donohue-Bromley from Market Marketing Ltd.
“The new car boot sale will benefit the community by providing an all-weather space for people to sell their goods and will add a further attraction for shoppers in the town centre,” said Kevin.
Local humanitarian charities will be offered free stands within the car boot sale and Wisbech Lions Club has already reserved space to raise money for its charities on February 9.
Mr Donohue-Bromley said: “The new area will encourage a vibrant community around the event and we are delighted it has enabled us to recruit at least two part-time workers, providing much-needed employment in the area.”
A Facebook page @marketmarketingcarbootsales is open to provide communication between car boot sellers and buyers and provides a channel for an exchange of ideas and comments.
Terry Jordan, Clerk to Wisbech Town Council, explained that the authority is keen to see activity that will add to the vitality and viability of the town centre. He hopes this new venture will encourage more visitors to the town to see what it is able to offer.
For more information contact Les Donahue-Bromley on 07368 217 309 or Kevin Smith on 01945 584109.
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