Conservative Council attracts budding entrepreneurs

Conservative led Wiltshire Council has provided a unique opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to sell their wares at a special free market event this month.

A mix of new traders, a school and charities have taken advantage of Wiltshire Council's scheme to offer a free trading day for those looking to start new businesses.


The event will take place from 9am to 5pm in Devizes Market Place on Friday June 29 during National Markets Fortnight. Around 30 stall holders will be selling a range of produce from leather goods, cut flowers and plants, homemade jams and chutneys, furniture, fairtrade products, handmade jewellery, cakes and goods made from recycled materials.

Conservative Councillor Dick Tonge, cabinet member with responsibility for markets said: "We are delighted with the number of businesses and community groups who have come forward to be part of this free event. This is a real chance for those who believe they have a good business idea to display their goods. We hope people will come along and sample the different goods on offer through the day."

Wiltshire Council already has a number of measures supporting markets including offering tables for £10 to encourage businesses.

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