Sunday Market revived

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INVERCARGILL’S Sunday Market at the Ascot Park Racecourse has been revived and is scheduled to start again on March 13 under the leadership of a completely new committee.

Spokesman for the market Peter Kett said a new committee had been formed and 25 stall
holders had already confirmed.

‘‘There has been a lot of interest and plenty of comments that it will be great to have a
market re-established at the racecourse.’’

He believed the racecourse was an ideal venue as it offered a significant number of parking
spaces and toilet facilities as well as well as a ‘‘village green type setting with gazebos, tables, chairs and music’’.

The venue had the added advantage of providing an indoor area for when weather was not
the best.

The Southern Farmer’s Market had operated successfully at the site but moved to the Invercargill Railway station in January as its committee hoped the central CBD location would draw more customers and stall-holders.

The new Ascot market had already received significant interest in the 45 stalls available, Mr Kett said.

‘‘We are encouraging expressions of interest from stallholders and vendors keen to be a part of this exciting new market.’’

A dedicated website and facebook page would be developed for the market prior to the first
market in March and would keep the public informed of their progress prior to that inaugural market, Mr Kett said.