Early birds were out at 5am to set up stall on the new
Mortimer Street/William Street Herne Bay Market site on Saturday.
And Traders were joined at opening time” by Town Manager Chris
West, Market Manager for CCC Caroline Hicks and The Bay`s MP, Sir Roger Gale.
With every stall under new gazebo” awnings it was all systems go as
the town began to fill with shoppers.
Chris west, Caroline Hicks, Sir Roger Gale and flower
There are far more people here at this time of day than is
usual” said Chris West and Caroline Hicks added that There were a few teething
problems but everyone who should be here is in place and open for business on
time and it`s going really well. We shall be replacing the Herne Bay in Bloom
planters with mobile units so that they can be moved to accommodate the weekly
market and that will complete a very pretty picture”.
It`s clear that the paying customers really like the new
set up” said Sir Roger and I`m certain that the Traders will soon be making
the new location work and pay for them. I`ve heard nothing but positive
comments and I feel sure that the footfall will be good for the shops as well
as for the market stalls. Once the Bank Street works are completed it will be
possible to attract still more stalls and new business as well and the pavement
cafes, which will continue to operate, will also benefit throughout the summer
season. Not everyone likes change, of course, but I think that this is
definitely change for the better and a brave decision well implemented. I wish
everyone working here well for a great success”.