Popular Braintree Street Market dates announced for 2019

Popular Braintree Street Market dates announced for 2019

Braintree’s much-loved street markets will officially start again next month, it has been announced by Braintree District Council. 

Due to the success of the street markets trial last year, shoppers can now look forward to the first market of 2019 taking place on Saturday 30th March. There will be a bigger line up of stalls for this return visit, with over 40 traders set to be there, offering a variety of street food options, artisan bakery, gifts, plants, flowers, clothing and more.

The markets will be running on the last Saturday of the month, with extra markets lined up over the festive period.

Lovers of the street market will be able to continue to visit their favourite food stalls, with the return of top-quality hot dogs and burgers, homemade pizza, Mexican food, Chinese cuisine, Spanish paella, and mac ‘n’ cheese.

They’ll also be an array of cakes and sweet treats, unique gifts, bespoke children’s toys, home items and artisan food products on offer.

Some great new traders will be joining the market, including a pop-up serving luxury macarons, traditional French crepes with vegan and gluten free options, as well as ethnic gifts from dream catchers, Buddha trees, cover throws to candles and elephant ornaments.

The street markets organised by Braintree District Council have received great feedback from local businesses, traders and residents, with one trader saying it now ‘feels like a completely different town’.

Councillor Tom Cunningham, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “The Braintree street markets are a fantastic day out and a vibrant destination for shopping, eating out, socialising, entertainment and business. Since we introduced the iconic street markets last year, we’ve seen them have a very positive impact on the town, with more people visiting and staying longer, increased footfall for local businesses, as well as on the overall atmosphere – all helping to get Braintree back on the map.”

Rob Ely, Chair of Braintree Town Partnership, said: “This is fantastic news coming out from the council, which will significantly help existing businesses and support start-ups, demonstrating even more that it’s a great time to invest in the town."

Full details of dates and what traders will be at the markets can be found at www.braintree.gov.uk/braintreestreetmarket. Residents and visitors can keep up to date with the latest street market news by following Braintree District Council on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Traders interested in becoming stallholders at the market can contact Braintree District Council on 01376 552525 or email streetmarket@braintree.gov.uk

Braintree District Council is also keen to hear suggestions from the public on what they would like to see at the market. People can have their say by emailing streetmarket@braintree.gov.uk