Continental Market for Pocklington

POCKLINGTON Market Place will host an assortment of European culinary delights this Sunday 27 November.

In a first for the town, a Continental Market will take up residence for the afternoon, with stalls offering food and goods from across Europe.

Visitors will be able to sample and buy paella from Spain, patisserie from France and even items from further afield, with stalls selling handmade goods from as far as Africa and Brazil.

Mayor of Pocklington, Coun Graham Perry, hopes that the market will benefit local traders and said that if it is a success, the town may host more in the future.

He said: “We are pleased about the Continental Market and we are hoping that the way it has been arranged will compliment the shops of Pocklington by bringing people into the town.

“We hope that it will bring new faces and new money into the town and the local economy.

“Certainly if it is successful, and we hope it will be, we would certainly run it again and if we need to adjust the arrangements so it works out better for the town and the local traders as well as the visitors, then we would make those adjustments.”