Local makers and crafters invited to West Suffolk Makers Markets

West Suffolk Markets are inviting talented local makers to come and trade at a new series of Maker Markets to be held monthly in three towns this year.

Cllr Susan Glossop, Cabinet member for Growth at West Suffolk Council said, “This is a really great opportunity for makers who have had limited ways of reaching their customers over lockdown to come and try a stall alongside like-minded creatives, in the heart of Haverhill, Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds. We are looking for inspiring makers who are passionate and knowledgeable about what they are offering on their stall, and maybe want to test their product to see what customers think.

“We are offering really affordable pitches, and we can even provide a gazebo if required. It puts our makers and crafters in front of a buying public and it could be a great kick start for a new business. Whether you have got experience, a little, or a newcomer with a bright idea to test, this is an invaluable opportunity.”

West Suffolk Council works to support healthy high streets and sees markets as key to attracting visitors and shoppers. The Makers Markets start in June and will be held in Haverhill on the first Saturday of the month, on Market Square, adjacent to the provisions market running on the High Street. In Newmarket, the event will be held on the second Saturday of the month, also alongside the regular market. The Makers Market in Bury will be held on the first Sunday of the month on Cornhill. Pitch fees for Haverhill and Newmarket are £10, or £15 for Bury.

For more details, to book a stall, and enquire about the availability of gazebos please contact sharon.fairweather@westsuffolk.gov.uk