Popular continental market returns bigger than ever

Published on 3rd October 2011

Cheese stall at the continental market in 2010

Thursday 6 October to Sunday 9 October on the Promenade, Cheltenham.

Cheltenham’s continental street market returns to Cheltenham on Thursday for four days. Due to the street market’s popularity, a further 10 stalls will be trading in the pedestrianised area of the Promenade by Cavendish House, as well as in its usual position alongside the Long Gardens in front of the Municipal Offices.  The market will be returning for the seventh time, adding to Cheltenham’s offering for shopping and tourist attractions.

More than 30 stalls, representing a host of European countries including France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain, will be selling a range of olives, cold meats and cheeses, as well as hot food to take away including garlic mushrooms and paella.  The market will open from 10am until 5.30pm on each of the four days.

Martin Quantock, manager of Cheltenham Business Partnership, said: "The continental market is now becoming a regular feature in Cheltenham's calendar and draws many visitors to the town centre from near and far.  It is so popular now that we have been able to increase the size of it with more great products from the continent.  The sights, tastes and smells of the continental market are great for reminding people of their summer holiday overseas."

The market has been co-ordinated by Geraud Markets, which also puts on Cheltenham’s Christmas market.


For media enquiries, contact:  Annette Wight, telephone : 01242 264311, email annette.wight@cheltenham.gov.uk

Notes:

Cheltenham Business Partnership brings together major companies and organisations in the town which, along with the Cheltenham Borough Council, work to promote and improve the economic well-being of the town and borough.

Cheltenham Business Partnership pools ideas, and its shared vision is to work towards influencing and achieving results that will add to the quality experience that Cheltenham is renowned for.

Although the partnership is funded by 14 core sponsors (see below), membership is open to any organisation which shares its aims and objectives and which is willing to sponsor its work.

Cheltenham Business Partnership Core sponsors:
The Beechwood Shopping Centre
Big Sleep Hotel
Boots
The Brewery
Cheltenham Borough Council
Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce
Cheltenham Racecourse
Gloucestershire College
Gloucestershire Police
House of Fraser – Cavendish House
Nicholas J Upton & Partners
Regent Arcade
University of Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Media