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Warminster Town Council: Delivering a brighter, greener future for all

Exciting new additions at Warminster Independent Summer Market help create super event  

2 July 2024

With the sun shining on Warminster the Independent Summer Market was a huge success for the town as multiple market stalls and plenty of food and drink vendors united on Saturday 29th June, with music and entertainment throughout the town.

Road closures were in place as more than 100 stalls filled the High Street, Market Place and Civic Centre with plenty of new stallholders creating a truly buzzing atmosphere from 10am to 4.30pm.

Cllr Stacie Allensby, Mayor of Warminster, opened the event which also included a packed entertainment schedule featuring wonderful performances from the grounds of St Lawrence’s Chapel – with the event hailed as an amazing day for the community.

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The day had something for everyone with free Chapel tours, The Athenaeum Masqueraders giving an excellent performance and The Athenaeum Centre hosting craft activities with visitors encouraged to look around Wiltshire’s oldest working theatre auditorium.

The Warminster Business Network in conjunction with Warminster Town Council put on the event – and have been delighted with the positive feedback from stallholders and visitors.

Road closures were in place as more than 100 stalls filled the High Street, Market Place and Civic Centre

Closing roads once again created a bustling and enjoyable experience as stall holders reported buoyant sales, with many new additions joining the independent market including a popular bar from The Old Fire Station.

Carlee Wakefield from the Warminster Business Network said:

It was fantastic to see so many people enjoying the market, the shops and the services available to them. It was also amazing to see how many of our physical local businesses seized the opportunity presented to them.

A thank you to all the stall vendors, local retail and hospitality staff for being so happy and engaging, but a big thank you must go out to the local public, who turned out in their 1000’s to support their local economy.”

Cllr Stacie Allensby, Mayor of Warminster, said:

The event was a great day for Warminster and for local businesses. There were so many positive aspects to the day, the Civic Centre market and independent market were fantastic with stalls from local traders and beyond attracting large crowds into our town.

Planning for the next events has already begun. Warminster Town Council will continue to work with the Warminster community to put on super events that benefit all. We hope you enjoyed this event as much as we did!”

Next up will be a Food and Drink Festival on Sunday 1st September, and the Christmas lights switch on event and market on Saturday 30th November.

The day had something for everyone

For more information contact Tom Dommett, Town Clerk, Warminster Town Council, Tel:  01985 214847 or email: or the Town Mayor, Cllr Stacie Allensby

Last modified: 2 July 2024

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