With thanks to Syue Hunter, the Acomb Alive team and Minster FM who made yesterday so successful.
Next market on Friday 16th December
Only 5 days left to make a donation
When recent pledges are added in, we understand that less than £1000 is now needed to meet the appeal target for Christmas lights in Acomb.
However the appeal closes on Tuesday
The independent Acomb Alive traders group are already gearing up for Saturday 26th November when a big “switch on” is planned. Minster FM will entertain the crowds from 2:00pm while a special guest will switch on the lights at 4:00pm
Christmas trees have already arrived (right).
You can help push the appeal to its target by donating “on line” here https://www.spacehive.com/lightupacombthischristmas
26th November will also see the return of the popular Acomb Market on Front Street. It will be open between 9:00am and 5:00pm
More Christmas festivities are planned in December.
In the wake of Saturday’s successful market the Council has said that it wants the event to become a regular feature of life on the west of York..
However the proposed terms of an amendment to an ancient charter – which restricts the number of markets that can be held near Newgate – says the Acomb Market will take place on a Friday.
There is also some confusion about whether the market will be on the last Friday/Saturday in each month or the fourth Fri/Sat.
Markets are currently planned for:
- 26th November (Saturday)
- 7th December (Wednesday) – with evening stalls in Gateway
- 16th December (Friday)
& then on the fourth Saturday in each month
Traders wishing to have a stall should contact the organisers “The Market Managers” Tel 07843 012629 or 07919 112332 https://www.facebook.com/The-Market-Managers