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Regular market is heading for Shipston
A REGULAR market is heading for Shipston after town councillors registered the town’s ancient market charter.
As previously reported, town councillors unanimously voted to support a motion for the return of a market after half a century and will now be responsible for all markets within the parish.
Members also decided to join the National Association of British Markets.
In order to have the right to hold a regular market, the town council need to register the existing royal charter, which dates back to 1268.
The wheels are now in motion after the Mayor and Deputy mayor signed the cheque.
A trial food and craft market is set to take place on Sunday, November 17 after a management company came forward to run it.
Deputy Mayor Philip Vial said: “Hopefully next year Shipston will be a market town with a regular market again. It’s about time a market town had a regular market.
“We can get some feedback about how it went and start moving further forward to getting a regular market.”
The town council now needs to adopt a market policy which will be discussed by members at their next meeting.
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