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Arnold Market to host Easter events following revamp

Arnold Market will reopen in style this Easter once regeneration work is completed which aims to breathe new life into area.

The market will close for two weeks as new temporary stalls are installed and will reopen with a series of events.

Kids’ Easter egg hunts, the chance to reminisce on St George’s Day, local produce celebrations and street entertainers will all be part of a new series of events to promote the redevelopment of the market.

Once the new stalls are in place, a host of new food, craft and local history stalls will be introduced in the market, alongside the current stalls.

The new events will start from Friday, April 19 and will run until the end of April.

Arnold Market
PICTURED: Gedling Borough Council took ownership of Arnold Market last year

The first event will have an Easter theme with a children’s egg hunt, challenges and face painting. There will also be an event on Tuesday, April 23, St George’s Day, to mark the national patron Saint day with a live band and excerpts from local historians about the Arnold area.

On Friday, April 26, the market will host a special local produce market to celebrate local food and drink. There will be a chance to participate in live street entertainment and a children’s treasure hunt on the Saturday, April 27.

The new stalls and events are part of the council’s ongoing work to revitalise the market and Arnold town centre. The council acquired the market last summer and has been working to improve its appearance, increasing the use for community events and activities and working with market traders to widen and increase the choice of goods and services available.

The market improvement has been boosted by a bid for £1.25 million of funding from the N2 Town Centre Fund – part of the Local Growth Fund from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership that supports town centre improvements.

The council has also made a bid for £5 million to improve the high street. The bid was made to the government’s Future High Street Fund and, if successful, will go towards improving the access to the town centre, improve the appearance of the high street and create a more vibrant centre.

For more information about the market and events taking place, visit www.gedling.gov.uk/arnoldmarket

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