Pocklington may get a continental flavour

Pock market
Pock market

A EUROPEAN market selling items from countries all around the continent could be coming to Pocklington.

The Continental Market would visit Pocklington once a year for three days if the town council decide to approve a request made by Traditional Markets Ltd to hold it in the town.

The market involves 25-30 traders from all over Europe offering everything from paella to French patisserie, handbags, pashminas and Marseille soaps.

It also has a few fair trade stalls selling handmade items from Africa, Indonesia, Ecuador and Brazil.

The town council will discuss the proposal at a development and marketing meeting next week.

Councillor Martin Cooper of Pocklington Town Council said: “We would have to try it and see. It is a suck it and see situation. We’d look at providing the facility and see if it is a success or not.

“It would be a once in a year thing.”

The market has been to a number of different towns and cities across the UK in the past year including Edinburgh, Portsmouth and Middlesbrough.