Ramsey Neighbourhoods Trust (RNT) are very proud and thrilled to announce that we have received the Ramsey Market Charter from Ramsey Town Council. RNT is delighted to be adding the market charter to our ever growing list of projects.
RNT would ultimately love to expand the current Saturday market and run speciality events but we can’t do this on our own, and it won’t happen overnight …. We have lots of ideas but it’s very early days. RNT realises that markets have changed over–time to reflect modern shopping habits so our market may need to develop away from that of the traditional market format.
Everything RNT does aims to make Ramsey a better place for all who live, work, volunteer or visit here so – in true community development style – we want to hear views of Ramsey residents on what you would like to see happen to your market. We have set up a new email for you to email us all your thoughts – firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact us at the Neighbourhood Office.
A recent grant from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development has enabled RNT to purchase items such as gazebos, signage, cones and barriers for the market. These came in very handy on the day of the ‘Christmas Lights Switch On’ and will be used for future Community Market days and events.
RNT has also secured support from the market, and other projects, from the School of Social Entrepreneurs. The programme provides both financial support and access to a comprehensive learning support programme including a business mentoring scheme.
Ramsey Community Market has some exciting plans for this year. We are trying very hard to bring some new stalls into town but it is important that you all try to support them, to ensure that they will keep attending. Keep a lookout for some interesting events like an Italian market, Busfest Vintage Car Show, car boot sales and of course our themed days for Crafts, Christmas and Advent markets. We hope to be able to start a Market again on a Tuesday so watch out for a launch date!
If you would like a stall, have an idea of what you would like to see on the market or would like to help in any way, please contact ‘Your Neighbourhood Office’ we would love to hear from you.