Town set for European market

Pock Market
Pock Market

PLANS to hold a European market in Pocklington look set to go ahead later this year.

The Continental Market is likely to be held in the town on 27 November.

A representative from Traditional Markets Ltd, who organise it, will be meeting with town clerk Richard Wood on 24 August to discuss the plans in more detail.

The market consists of 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.

Councillor Martin Cooper, of Pocklington Town Council, said: “We are actually looking at holding it on a Sunday.

“It is something that we are going to try and see if it brings people into the town.

“Initially, there were concerns from other traders in town so we thought it would be best to hold it on a Sunday.

“We have agreed we want to push this forward.”

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