Wharf Green Market to launch in April

4 January 2022


We're delighted to confirm that we'll be launching Wharf Green Market in April. We know that there's a long-awaited demand from residents and local businesses, so we're thrilled to be making it a reality.

The market of up to 45 stalls will include a Retail Market on Thursdays and Saturdays, plus a Farmers & Fine Food Market on the third Friday of each month. It will have regular stalls with others rotating, offering something for everyone and something new each time.

It will be operated by Cotswold Markets Ltd., who are known for high quality stalls which people travel for. There will be a wide range of stalls, including new ones which haven’t run in other locations, so Swindon will have a completely fresh offer. Along with other work we’re doing, it will help to attract shoppers from Swindon and further afield, which will be fantastic for local businesses.

It will be a huge benefit to the Town Centre and is part of our ongoing work to enhance the BID area and increase footfall. It’s been made possible thanks to support for our proposal from the Towns Fund Board who administrate the Towns Fund, a Government scheme to encourage sustainable economic regeneration. Part of this will include job creation, stimulating the local economy, and an infrastructure for new and small businesses to grow.

Wharf Green is the perfect site. It’s easily accessible and the markets will be just one of the regular activities we’ll have happening there. Future expansion will include a monthly Arts & Crafts Market, plus the opportunity for Food Festivals, Night Markets and a Victorian Christmas Market. There’s such great potential, as there is for the whole of the Town Centre.

Dave Joynes from Cotswold Markets Ltd. is looking forward to the market launching: “Cotswold Markets Ltd. are delighted to be working alongside inSwindon BID to bring markets back to this historic market town. This is a really exciting opportunity for us to work alongside the BID and bring our 40 years of experience from operating markets in Cheltenham, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Fairford, Tewkesbury and Worcester to establish successful markets in Swindon. Potential traders can contact us at trade@cotswoldmarkets.com.

We’ll be announcing the launch date nearer the time, so follow @inSwindonBID on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as well as on www.swindontowncentre.co.uk for updates.