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Super Sundays set to boost Wokingham trade

Published: 30 Apr 2013 09:00

A MONTH of Sunday markets will aim to draw punters in to Wokingham later this year.

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The Super Sundays concept will also mean live music and entertainment is on show in the Market Place throughout July.

An artisan market will be held on July 7, and a childrens and families is the theme for the week after. A local food market takes place on July 21, followed by an international food event the following Sunday.

In a survey completed by about 300 people, 52% said they would look round a Sunday market at least every fortnight. A further 23% said they would use a Sunday market once a month.

Lynda Vaughan, who runs The Wine Place and is a member of the Wokingham Town Team, has helped to organise the trial month.

She said: "Wokingham is an area with high employment so it is not easy to go shopping during the weekdays but about 75% of people said they would come to a Sunday market at least once a month.

"We need traders and people to help organise these markets. If you're a retailer and open on Sunday's it is a chance to promote that

as well. If you don't open on Sunday I'd encourage you to open on these days."

The Town Team is also holding a fashion show on Thursday, May 23, and a fashion week until the following Sunday. Shops which sell clothes and other accessories will be offering discount cards for the

11 days.

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