New Spring Market Set for Ross-on-Wye
With the UK’s lockdown restrictions easing this week it has been fantastic to see to the traders and markets open for business once more.
The Ross Market will see its first full markets trading on Thursday 15th and Saturday 17th April in the Market Square, and there will also be a Ross Spring Market next to The Bandstand in Caroline Symonds Gardens over the weekend of 17th and 18th April.
The regular Ross Market in the Market Square will open on Thursday 15th April at 9am and will welcome back the regular traders selling fish, cheese and fresh fruit and veg plus many others who have been unable to trade during lockdown.
Ed O’Driscoll, Chair of Ross-on-Wye Town Council’s Tourism Committee, commented: “It’s been a really long year for our market traders – we’ve only been operating at reduced capacity on Thursdays for the last few months as trading has been restricted to essential goods only. We’re so pleased we can finally reopen to full capacity and we do hope the community comes out to support them and give them a much-needed boost so we can get our economy back on track.”
There will also be a brand new Spring Market on Saturday 17th (9am-5pm) and Sunday 18th April (10am-5pm) next to the Bandstand by the river, organised by Zoom Events.
Visitors will be able to choose from a wide selection of freshly prepared street foods, artisan grocery products, arts, crafts, clothing and accessories or enjoy a craft beer from the Famous Last Stand bar.
“We are excited to be visiting Ross-on-Wye for the first time,” said Paul Kennedy, Director of Zoom Events. “Our Spring Marketwill feature a layout which accommodates social distancing and extra sanitation measures will be in place. We want to create avibrant, interesting shopping experience that is also safe for people to enjoy at this time.”
The market will feature local traders as well as those from further afield. Visitors will be able to enjoy handmade street foods from around the world including pork or chicken souvlaki, fajitas, burritos, churros plus Thai and Chinese dishes. There will be an outdoor seating area for alfresco dining with distanced tables and queuing systems for the bar and food outlets.
A range of artisan groceries from continental fine foods, old English fudge, olives and Turkish delight to award winning flavoured waxed cheese truckles will be available to take away and enjoy. The foodie treats will be accompanied by an array of stalls selling unique arts, crafts, clothing and accessories providing shoppers an opportunity to find unusual items for the home or gifts for friends and family.
For further information about Ross-on-Wye Late Summer Market please visit www.zoomevents.co.uk and also look out for blog updates regarding the market and social distancing measures that will be in place.