Saffron Walden Market was voted the Best Small Outdoor Market 2018. It sells fresh fruit and vegetables, olives, flowers, bread, furniture, plants, coffee, fish, has food vans and loads more!
Saffron Waldon – Certificate – Highly Commemded Market Team
The Market Team:
Alongside the experienced Market Manager Terry, there is an Operations Team. Claire is the Bookings Officer, who deals with initial enquiries, the booking of pitches, supporting documentation, H & S requirements. Claire keeps insurance records and keeps traders updated with changing information & guidance. She keeps the market files up to date, and produces publicity for press and social media.
Dave, Keith, Carl and others share Market Duties shifts, keeping the market place free from litter, cleaning the area, attending to road closing and opening, and rubbish bins. The Market Team between them oversee the market from start to finish and importantly, maintain a good relationship with the traders.
The wider Town Council Team also support the Market, in particular the Tourist Information Centre, which encourages social media promotion of the market, sharing traders’ posts and regularly creating new posts. It also checks the presence of the market online – for example recently, it contacted Trip Advisor to merge two duplicate sets of market information into one.
During the pandemic, the Team has remained hard-working, reliable, calm, sensible and dependable in the most difficult of circumstances, maintaining the continuity of the market as much as was possible in creative and safe ways. The market goes from strength to strength – footfall continues to grow and it has a busy, buzzy – but safe – feel to it. This is no small part due to the efforts of the entire market team.
Saffron Walden Town Council is the Market authority for the town by virtue of the Charter granted to the town in 1141. The Council’s market rights were reaffirmed by Statutory Instrument no. 1123 of 1979.
A market is usually held in the extremely attractive Market Place every Tuesday and Saturday (except for Bank Holidays) throughout the year. A special late night shopping market is held on a Friday in December, and a number of differently themed markets take place throughout the year, Italian and French are some examples. It is a very versatile market offering a wide variety of goods. More details of what is on offer at the market can be seen at www.visitsaffronwalden.gov.uk
Charges for the market are based on the size of a trader’s stall. For charges please email firstname.lastname@example.org