Changes 2016

Stalls will soon go on sale for this year’s markets and the dates of all the markets for this year are listed here but we’ve also been thinking about what we can do better in 2016 – and you’ve provided us with lots of ideas, via your feedback forms, at our AGM and in person – thank you to everyone who has taken the time to make suggestions for what we can do differently – we really do listen. You can give your feedback on the changes below here.
 
So, without further ado, here are some of the major changes we will be making to the market this year:

Themes

We are getting rid of the themes for markets and therefore all traders will be eligible to book on all our Levenshulme Saturday markets. We agree with those of you who told us this would make the markets more diverse, easier to attract customers and open up more trading opportunities for “niche” traders.

Mini Saturday markets after Friday night markets

There are three Friday night markets scheduled this year and as well as running these we are going to run some “mini-Markets” the day afterwards. These will run from 12.00noon – 4.00pm and be situated on the “Village Green” area on the other side of Stockport Road from the normal market entrance (high street visibility!). We expect that these mini market will consist of people who tend to do better on the day markets than at night (fruit and veg, for example) and attract customers who want to stock up on staples even though the market isn’t in it’s normal place.

Summer times

We are considering changing the market timings for the summer months (June, July, August) to 12.00noon – 7.00pm to help bring the party feeling (and the crowds!) of our night markets to the quieter summer months (outside of this time normal Saturday markets will run at the traditional 10.00am – 4.00pm time slots). However, we’re not 100% sure yet and want your feedback on this idea before we make a decision – please click here to vote.

Entertainment

We are going to be focussing on bringing more entertainment to the Markets this year – so we’ve got lots of reasons for your customers to come down and even more of the Levy atmosphere we’ve become famous for.

That’s the major changes that we can tell you about for now…but we do have some others and lots of little things that we hope will make a big difference coming very soon – keep an eye out! We would like your feedback on these changes and any other ideas you might have for things we could do – click the link at the top of the page to let us know.