Market branding to be put to public vote

Traders supporting Worthing's new farmers' market, in Goring Road SUS-150501-151118001
Traders supporting Worthing's new farmers' market, in Goring Road SUS-150501-151118001

RESIDENTS and businesses have been asked to help shape a new Worthing farmers’ market by casting their vote on its name.

Running on the first Saturday of March, April and May, the brand-new market will be set up along Goring Road, in Goring.

Organisers are hoping the market will attract new shoppers to the street and help showcase the diverse range of locally­-made produce to people from a wide area.

Ellie Henderson, of The Mans Shop, has been championing the market and working alongside organisers to get the event off the ground for the last year.

She said: “We’re really very excited about this market. We have some great suppliers booked in already and the focus will be on local, quality produce, and that’s not just food either.

“There will be all sorts of great things to buy.”

The names included in the short­list are The Great Little Farmers’ Market, George V Farmers’ Market and West Worthing Farmers’ Market.

Votes can be cast on the market’s Facebook page or by visiting The Mans Shop, Mad Hatters Tea Parlour or Thy Will be Done, in Goring Road.

Bob Newberry, of Regency Carpets, added: “We are very supportive of the idea of a new farmers’ market in Goring Road.

“We think it will be fantastic for our parade. We want local people to get involved in shaping this exciting joint venture.”

To vote, visit The closing date is Friday.

The logos have been designed by Worthing-based design and PR agency Cuckoo Communications.

News of the market was announced in November, shortly after traders in the road expressed concern over the temporary closure of its customer car park by Worthing Borough Council.

The traders secured a grant to kick-start the attraction and are working with county and borough councils on the plans.

Another organiser, Debbie Scully, of Thy Will be Done said: “We wanted to support the new farmers market as we think it will be great for the street and for the wider community.”