New look for Bishopric’s market

Horsham market traders Bob Prince and Zac Coden
Horsham market traders Bob Prince and Zac Coden

THE POPULAR street market in Horsham’s Bishopric takes on a new look on Saturday.

Horsham Markets, which manages the town centre trade stalls, said it was adding its support to the rejuvenated Bishopric area of the town centre by locating the general market to the north and south of the Shelley Fountain.

P.J. Aldred, on behalf of Horsham Markets, said: “From this Saturday the general traders will be fully rehomed in the Bishopric and Worthing Road where shoppers will find all their favourite stall holders such as butchers, baker, fashion, jewellery, haberdashery, foods and flowers. The local produce, arts and crafts market will remain in the Carfax.

“Concentrating the general market in the Bishopric will be a great addition for the area that has recently seen the opening of the new Travelodge hotel and is sure to bring a boost for the shops, cafes and pubs located in one of Horsham’s prettiest environments.”

Zac Coden has been selling fruit and veg on Horsham market with his father Bob Prince for nearly 20 years. Zac said: “We have been looking forward to the market properly moving into the area. Customers will see find it much easier with the stalls being all together.”

The move has followed consultation with the stall holders, local shops and other stakeholders.

To read the full story see this week’s County Times.