Residents will find a new- look Banbury Market today (Thursday) as it will be relocated on the pedestrian area of Cornhill, next to the Market Place car park.
This comes after the Banbury Guardian revealed in December the market was to relocate. The aim is to increase footfall and free up nearby parking spaces.
Cllr Tony Ilott, Cherwell District Council’s lead member for clean and green issues, said: “Banbury Market began by the site of the Cross on Cornhill in the 12th Century.”
“This consolidation will see all of the traders back on this area and by opening up the car park we’ll help both traders and shoppers by making access more convenient,” he added. The market is managed on the council’s behalf by Sketts Quality Events Ltd.
Paul Skett added: “We’re looking forward to a bright future with the market being relocated to a high pedestrian footfall area.
“The car park next to the market will be open, increasing support for local shop keepers and Castle Quay shopping centre as well.”