Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Gainsborough Market on the Move

With effect from Tuesday, 12th January 2010 the Tuesday and Saturday markets are being relocated to the old Guildhall and Ship Court car parks on Tuesdays and to the old Guildhall car park on Saturdays, to allow the Market Place and Silver Street to be refurbished.

But shoppers need have no fear as all your favourite traders have been allocated pitches at the new site and all businesses in the town centre will be open as usual during the work.

And to make the temporary move even more exciting, we've arranged for TV chef Rachel Green to be at the market on January 12 between 10am and 2pm when she will shop for all the top quality ingredients she needs to cook up a traditional Lincolnshire dish. Shoppers can watch the demonstrations free of charge.

And Rachel should be right at home as she is a county farmer's daughter who grew up collecting eggs and lambing ewes before making a name for herself by her passionate and committed championing of British produce.

She has several television series under her belt - from ITV Yorkshire's Flying Cook and World on a Plate, to Kill It Cook It! Eat! on BBC3 and Farm of Fussy Eaters on UK TV Style.

Her cookery demonstrations are renowned for their lively exuberance and she demonstrates all over the country, at the Divertimenti Cookery School in London, at the Royal Show and BBC Good Food Show, and is Celebrity Chef at Chatsworth Farm Shop.

This relationship inspired her new book, Rachel Green's Chatsworth Cookery Book, with a Foreword by the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, herself a pioneer of local and seasonal produce. Rachel said:
"Food production is in my blood. My mother's quince jelly and lemon drizzle cake is sought after the length and breadth of Britain!"

To get the market site ready on Tuesdays the car parks will be closed at 6pm on Monday evenings until 6pm on Tuesdays. On Saturdays the Guildhall car park will be closed from 4am until 5pm. On market days disabled car parking facilities will be made available behind the doctors' surgery car park.

Access to adjacent buildings and private car parks will be maintained throughout and alternative car parking can be found at the following locations:

  • Bridge Street car park
  • Beaumont Street/Lindsey Centre multi-storey
  • North Streetcar park
  • Roseway car park
  • Whitton Gardens car park

The nearest public toilets are at Whitton Gardens.

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