After the success of the recent Royston Walking Market, two enthusiastic local ladies, Laura Nelson, and Jemma Louise Glennon decided to organise a joint village version involving the two neighbouring communities of Melbourn and Meldreth on Sunday 1st November. So they sent out an invitation to the households on their Facebook account, and were delighted with the response of interested families keen to participate in the idea.
An excited Laura explained that “Being mothers we are constantly buying and selling on Facebook, but Covid has severely restricted this method. After the success of the recent Royston event, and realising that since the advent of the Pandemic a great number of the population are now enjoying more walks to help keep fit, we decided to organise a street market for our two local villages. The idea really took off and we were soon fully booked up to the limit of 50 stalls that we had set a target for.”
The households represented will be offering unwanted household goods, toys, bric-a-bracs, tools, and the many other items that accumulate in homes over the years.
The Melbourn Hub is also opening for the full duration of the Market, from 10am to 3pm, with their usual hot and cold beverages, homemade cakes, plus a choice of bacon or sausage baguettes or baps, and a smaller portion in a sandwich or bap for the younger members of the family. Both options will be available to eat in or takeaway.
The Hub Management Committee are pleased to announce that the community centre continues to weather the storm with their current restrictions. John Travis, chair of the Committee, states; “ We continue to adapt and change methods whenever appropriate, but remain ever grateful for the wonderful support emanating from our loyal customers, whom we welcome to come over and experience our immaculately clean and friendly environment.