Next month sees the launch of the brand new Ruddington Village Market. The recently-formed Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP), in collaboration with The White Horse Inn, have launched a website – www.ruddingtonvillagemarket.co.uk – to support the initiative, providing details of the market, and an online form for prospective stallholders to apply.
The market will be held in the grounds of The White Horse Inn on Saturday 2nd February from 9am to 1pm, and hopes to attract a variety of stallholders, including sellers of fruit and vegetables, meats, dairy produce, street foods and crafts, plus performances from local talent.
As reported last month, the idea of a market began to gather pace following the formation of the RVCP. This is a joint group of Ruddington traders, parish councillors and residents, brought together to pursue ways to promote the vibrancy and prosperity of the village centre in the wake of a number of retail closures, not least Glyn Thomas’ greengrocers.
The RVCP has already had great success last year with the “Ruddy Good Offers” Loyalty Card, with well over 30 businesses offering discounts on a range of products and services, and had great fun producing the “Twelve Days of Traders” Christmas promotional video, which featured on BBC Radio Nottingham and in the Nottingham Post.
The group now hopes to capitalise on this momentum with the first Ruddington Village Market, and are appealing to residents and businesses to show their full support for the event. Mark Pinks, Parish Councillor and founder member of the RVCP, said, “We really hope this is the first of many Ruddington Village Markets, and that it becomes something the village is known for. We’re appealing to all Ruddington residents to get behind it and make it a big success”.
The group are also looking for sponsorship from local businesses to help promote the event by assisting in the production of flyers, posters, vinyl banners and canvas bags. To apply for a stall, visit www.ruddingtonvillagemarket.co.uk, or to offer sponsorship please use the contact form on the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Councillor Mark Pinks, on behalf of RVCP