6th April 2022

Swindon Town Centre Gets Wharf Green Market
Before I start properly with the news release about this new market on Wharf Green – I’ve seen more whining than enough on social media about the lack of a good market in Swindon. Well – you’re getting one. So for goodness sake patronise it!

Swindon Gets Wharf Green Market
Swindon Town Centre Gets Wharf Green Market

inSwindon BID Co. and Cotswold Markets Ltd. bring back weekly markets in the town centre from April.

A weekly market will soon return to the heart of the town centre, in Wharf Green. The traffic-free location, with its stunning mural, creative lighting and greening up projects, will be the home to a weekly Thursday & Saturday Retail Market. And further a monthly Fine Food & Farmer’s Market on the third Friday.

A weekend Arts & Craft Market will also follow later in the year.

Operated by Cotswold Markets Ltd. and supported by inSwindon BID Co, the first trading day is set for Thursday 14th April. That one is followed by Saturday 16th April, offering a retail market from 9.00am until 3.00pm.

Cotswold Markets

Cotswold Markets’ Owner Dave Joynes said, ‘Here at Cotswold Markets we’re delighted to be coming to Swindon to re-establish it as a leading market town . We’re looking forward to working with inSwindon BID to bring back the much-missed markets.’

The return of the market has been a hard-fought initiative of inSwindon Business Improvement District to:

  • Help enliven the town centre
  • Support the wishes of residents and town workers
  • And attract regular visitors from near and far

Cotswold Markets Ltd already operate in several towns including Cirencester, Cheltenham, and Tewksbury.

inSwindon BID’s Director Anita Bellinger said, “There has been such an amazing response to the initiative of bringing back quality markets to the town centre. The markets will support footfall and benefit existing businesses and visitors alike. The rejuvenation of the area will be a fantastic draw to build on around the whole of the town centre.’

Local resident Mrs Russell said, ‘I really like the idea of a market because it shows the vision and direction of the town’s progression for the future. This market will benefit our community because its central for the residents of Swindon and accessible for all. This market will bring all cultures together as one.’

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