Herne Bay hosts new produce and craft market


A new produce and craft market launches at Wimereux Square in Herne Bay this Sunday (13 August).

The market, which has been put together by the city council, will take place on the second Sunday of each month between 10am and 2pm and is part of the council’s Buy in the Bay shop local initiative.

It features a wide range of fresh food and drink, including meat, cheese, bread, cakes, fish, chutneys and jams, beers, ciders and juices. Other stallholders will be selling arts, crafts and artisan products.

Chefs will be creating dishes live and food producers will also be there to chat to customers about their products and answer questions.

The project is funded through Section 106 money following planning permission for the out-of-town retail development at Altira Business Park. The council is using this money to support local businesses and increase footfall in the town centre.

Chairman of the council’s Regeneration and Property Committee, Cllr Ben Fitter-Harding, said: “Markets like these are becoming popular so we’re expecting Herne Bay’s to do very well, and it’s great to be using our new town centre square as the location for it.

“We have a fantastic selection of traders lined up selling high quality produce that we know people are going to love. It’s just another reason to come and visit Herne Bay and take advantage of all the town has to offer.”

The market will have different seasonal themes throughout the year. To support the project, free on-street parking will be available on every Sunday market day, with the exception of Central Parade and roads marked with double yellow lines.

Future market dates for 2017 are 10 September, 8 October, 12 November and 10 December.

For more details, go to the Buy in the Bay website.