Released on 15 June 2017 Press Release
The Stratford-on-Avon District and Stratford-upon-Avon Town Councils, who are the joint Market Authority, are pleased to announce that after the recent tendering of the Market Contract, LSD Promotions (Market Place) Ltd, have been awarded the contract which starts on 1st October 2017.
LSD Promotions (Market Place) Ltd, a Midlands based company have been operating markets for over 25 years, both privately and on behalf of Local Authorities. They will take over the running of all the Stratford-upon-Avon markets on Rother Street, Henley Street and Waterside.
An exciting addition to these markets will be the provision of an annual three day Victorian themed Christmas Market Festival to be held within the town centre. This year's event will take place on 8, 9 and 10 December 2017.
Both Councils look forward to working with the new contractor and in the meantime, it's business as usual as we continue to work with the current market operators, Group Geraud (UK) Ltd.
Councillor Dave Riches, Portfolio Holder for Enterprise & Revenues says "The markets are an integral part of the Town's community and heritage. The District Council together with the Town Council are committed to ensure that excellent market provision is maintained for both consumers and traders and that the markets go from strength to strength. We believe that the new look markets will have wide appeal attracting both residents and visitors."
Councillor Tessa Bates, Chairman of the Market Forum, which comprises members and officers from both Councils and the market operator, concurred with Councillor Riches' views. She added: "On 28 June 1553, King Edward VI conferred on the inhabitants of the borough the right to hold a weekly market and two annual fairs. Our vibrant and busy market still thrives in Stratford-upon-Avon today and we remain committed to ensuring that the market offer appeals to both locals and our many visitors for years to come."
Dermot McGillicuddy, Director of LSD Promotions says: "All of our team are excited by the new opportunity in Stratford-upon-Avon. Markets have been with us since time began and will remain important to communities for the foreseeable future. We intend to ensure that all of Stratford-upon-Avon's markets provide the very best service and atmosphere possible and become the heart of this community while attracting international visitors."
Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council and Stratford-on-Avon District Council worked in unison throughout the tender process and are confident that the successful market operator will provide a diverse and vibrant market offer for the Town.
LSD Promotions (Market Place) Ltd are a Stourbridge based company with a proven track record of delivering markets in Stratford-upon-Avon and other Local Authority areas.
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