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New Year! New Market!
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

January 13, 2018:

Charles Dumpleton has a grand vision for a thriving, viable market in Hatherleigh for the future.
The continuation of the Market  EVERY Tuesday is essential. The market is here to stay!
The Ruby Country are looking for a Tuesday Manager, the job description is here. If interested please email Charles Dumpleton here

As Greg Vick stands down Ruby Country stands up to the plate. It is all hands to the pump to make the vision a reality. It is early days in the creation of the new market but it has a great past to live up to! The traders and the locals both have their parts to play. What is clear is that the major changes are planned to take place at the end of February so a transition period is required to keep the numbers of both traders and visitors arriving in our town on Tuesdays. Be part of the transition while the eventually location of a permanent market area is decided upon with the developers. (This could possibly be in the Old Market Square, holes Court and the top of Bridge street. If an entrance to Cornwall Farmers can be allowed for through the new development.
Despite a spirited campaign to stop the market getting outline planning permission West Devon Council decided it was in our best for the future of the market to grant outline planning. This planning permission has now lapsed so there is still time to try to prevent closure by the community working together to create a community asset. The whole community would benefit from some of the other proposed uses for the market.
This is now water under the bridge and we need rally behind Charles and Ruby Country to keep Hatherleigh’s Tuesday market a must visit place on as many people’s calendar’s as possible.


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