As with everything in life, if you fail to prepare properly, be prepared to fail. I’m an individual who wants to trade on Wrexham Market but the cards don’t stack up. It would help if an experienced Market Manager was put on the case.
Many of the traders in the past on the Monday Market came from Cheshire, Manchester areas. With Wrexham outdoor market reducing in stallholders over the years, these traders now have other venues to choose from. Bury, Arndale, Bolton, Chorley, Widnes, Southport. Cost of fuel, stall fees all add up the costs. The simple truth is traders need to show a return and obviously Wrexham doesn’t fit that criteria.
Maybe the moving of the Butchers and General Market traders to that area could give it a fresh lift. But there again what happens when they move back. There are not enough market traders left to fill all venues.
There is one basic reason the traders are not coming to Wrexham – the footfall in the town is far too small to make it worthwhile to pitch up in all weathers- no customers equal no income.
This is not an issue for market traders only it is a whole City Centre issue. Also, as Wrexham tries to move into a city image can anyone share the name of a city that has a pop-up Wrexham style market. Most cities have fixed market halls.
Get the people who run Bryn-y-grog or Chirk car boot sales to run the markets they don’t seem to have any problem in attracting traders as well as car booters – the success is based on the numbers , perhaps an entrepreneur should take over Queens Square and expand it to be a car boot sale – improved footfall will increase the number of traders
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