Council to press on with teenage market

Plans to stage teenage markets in Berwick town centre have progressed to the next stage.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 20 February, 2016, 06:42

Berwick Town Council has held initial discussions with Berwick Academy, Longridge Towers and Berwick Youth Project. Free of charge, the market would let youngsters try out new business ideas and sell creative products and services.

As well as an eclectic retail offer, it is envisaged the teenage market would host a range of live performances.

Councillor Catherine Seymour said: “I think it’s a lovely idea that would be good to try.”

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

If the market was held on a Wednesday or Saturday on Marygate, the town council would have to pay a pitch fee to Northumberland County Council for each pop-up stall.

If the market took place on another day, the pitch fee would not be payable but the council would still be responsible for paying for the erection and dismantling of the stalls and the clearing up, which is approximately £300.