Expressions of interest are now being taken for the new outdoor units and creative space offer at Fleetwood Market.
In 2019, the council secured a grant of £772,085 which is going towards a £1.22m project called ‘Joining up the Wyre Coastline Economy’. The vision is to link the coastal economies of Cleveleys and Fleetwood by strengthening ties between key visitor attractions using digital signage and an interactive app. However a large part of the project has included the refurbishment and modernisation of Fleetwood Market to create new outdoor units and pop up stalls and space for start-up businesses as well as offering creative studio spaces.
After consulting with local community groups and in particular creative groups it became apparent that there was a lack of space in Fleetwood for the creative and arts sector. We are developing 220sq metres of space over the market into studios to offer spaces where artists and creative people can work from, develop products and maybe even sell their pieces on the trading floor of the market itself.
The space would see local exhibitions, community group activities, school trips and would provide a different offer and edge to the market, hopefully attracting a new type of customer.
The creative studio space at Market House is designed to be fully flexible to suit/accommodate most makers/creatives and artist’s. There is a mix of large shared studio space and smaller studios which can be shared by a collective of artists or individuals. It is designed to be affordable for all. Offering flexible working times and space size. Space can be hired out for a short/long term to suit needs.
The Fleetwood outdoor market improvement work commences very soon. We are looking at various options and designs to give visitors and traders the best environment we can to shop and trade.
Following a consultation with visitors and traders it was highlighted that there was a lack of an offer around fresh food. The project would like to see quality fresh produce and a hot street style food offer outside combined with food and themed events to attract more footfall to the market in general. There will be 8 new units offering the basic set up which you can customise for your business needs.
Michael Vincent portfolio holder for Planning and Economic Development at Wyre Council says “ We are very pleased with the progress so far at Fleetwood Market and the positive change this funding is providing to enhance the area for tourists, businesses and the local community. I would like to encourage businesses and creative people interested in utilising the facilities of the studios to come forward and express their interest to make Fleetwood market a community space for all to enjoy.”
This is the first call out for expressions of interest. The deadline for submissions is Saturday 29 February 2020. Please go to www.wyre.gov.uk/coastlineeconomy to download the application forms.
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information call 01253 887651
This project will see huge improvements to the outdoor market space at Fleetwood Market introducing new stalls, a comfortable seating / entertainment area, new cultural events calendar, new signage and resurfacing of the outdoor market ground.
The project would like to see a quality fresh food offer outside combined with food events and pop up tyle street food themed events to attract more footfall to the market in general. The outdoor market is due to be complete by Easter 2020.
The creative studio space at Market House is designed to be fully flexible to suit/accommodate most makers/creatives and artist’s. There is a mix of large shared studio space and smaller studios which can be shared by a collective of artists or individuals. It is designed to be affordable for all. Offering flexible working times and space size.
Space can be hired out for a short/long term to suit. Size of space can vary from a small table/corner to a full room or studio.
There will be a Studio Co-ordinator to manage bookings and the day-day running of the studios. It is anticipated the Studios will develop organically and
become sustainable. Large rooms can be hired out for creative courses and community events at reasonable rates.
Studio 1 First Floor – SIZE approx 6920 x 4770
Studio 2 First Floor – SIZE approx 7300 x 4750
Studio 3 First Floor – SIZE approx 3690 x 3660
Studio 4 First Floor – SIZE approx 4860 x 10,740
Studio 5 – Second Floor – SIZE approx 4240 x 4700
Studio 6 – Second Floor – SIZE approx 4030 x 3700
Studio 7 – Second Floor – SIZE approx 4360 x 4740
Studio 8 – ACCESSIBLE STUDIO SPACE
The new Market House Studios are due to complete early Spring 2020. Bookings and expressions of interest are being taken and the studios will be available to have a look around from January 2020.
Christmas at Fleetwood Market
Every Saturday 7, 14 and 21 December 10am – 2pm
Enjoy a magical family visit to meet Father Christmas in his traditional Living room. Boys and girls can meet Father Christmas in his festive fun grotto situated in the main hall of the market.
Price £2.50 with small gift and a free raffle ticket into our Big Christmas Raffle draw included.
A children’s bike to be won!
Live Christmas Carols by the Harmony and Health Singers
Tuesday 3 December | 11am
Thursday 12 December | 1pm
Live Christmas carols in the main hall to get you in the festive spirit! By the Fleetwood and Thornton groups
Ice Cube Blizzard
Saturday 21 December 10am – 4pm
This fully contained cube creates its own blizzard of artificial snow, swirling all around you while you play the classic Nintendo game and watch your progress on the big screen, giving you a real sense of hurling downhill in the snow on a Swiss mountainside.
Or why not take fun selfie instead of playing a game, just simply take a selfie inside the cube to create some wintery snowy snaps! Just step inside for an authentic winter wonderland.
Our Christmas Opening times!
Tuesday 24 December (Christmas eve) – Open
Wednesday 25th December – Closed
Thursday 26th December – Closed
Friday 27th December – Open
Saturday 28- December – Open
Tuesday 31 December – Open
Thursday 2 January – Open
A Day of the Dead Spooktacular at Fleetwood Market!
You will not want to miss this scarily exciting child friendly Halloween event taking place this half term on Friday 25 October between 9am-4.30pm.
There will be lots of spooky fun inside the Main Hall where you will have a chance to meet two sugar skull skeletons roaming the aisles of the traditional market between 10am-2pm or why not discover the pumpkin trail for your chance to win a mysterious prize! The trail will be a series of pumpkins scattered around the market halls where little adventurers can hunt them, all whilst answering a series of questions along the way!
In the centre of the Main Hall there will be a chance to get your face painted and transformed into a colourful sugar skull between 9am – 3pm.
There will also be a fancy dress competition on the day so make sure the children turn up in a Halloween outfit for a chance of winning £50 worth of Fleetwood Market shopping vouchers. We will be choosing one lucky winner!
The Market has plenty to offer for the little ones with three different cafes onsite for hot food, sweet stalls, toy stalls and many more. All families will be spoilt for choice!
This family fun event is all free of charge and the perfect spine-chilling day out!
Keep up to date with all our events by following our Facebook page @Fleetwoodmarket and twitter page @FleetwoodMkt
Thursday 18 July – Sunday 21 July (Tram Sunday)
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Wyre Council secures funding for our coastal towns including Fleetwood Market
A grant of £772,085 has been secured from the Coastal Community Fund, which will go towards a £1.22m project called ‘Joining Up the Wyre Coastline Economy’. The vision is to link the coastal economies of Cleveleys and Fleetwood by strengthening ties between key visitor attractions using digital signage and an interactive app. The project includes the refurbishment and modernisation of Fleetwood Market to create new units and pop up stalls and space for start-up businesses.
The Coastal Community Fund will be split across five key projects:
•Development of the outdoor market space at Fleetwood Market. Introducing new stalls, a new seating / entertainments area, cultural calendar, new signage and resurfacing of the ground
•Redevelopment of 220 sq metres of currently vacant first floor flats above Fleetwood Market to develop creative/shared studio space for new start-ups
•Internal improvements to the market, including the creation of two accessible studio spaces for people with disabilities
•The development of an interactive trail that would encourage visitors to our attractions via an app that can be downloaded to a mobile device. This would promote our attractions and also encourage outdoor activities and healthy living
•The installation of new digital signage from Cleveleys to Fleetwood providing information on local events / interactive trail.
Wyre Council has also secured just under £50,000 as part of the Coastal Revival Fund. This will develop outline feasibility studies to look at the streetscape of Victoria Street (the main street between the Fleetwood Museum and Fleetwood Market). It will also assess the current entrances to Fleetwood Market and Fleetwood Museum and will produce an energy saving feasibility study. With these appropriate studies in place work will take place to transform an area which is currently underutilised to create an historic quarter. This will complement the larger Coastal Communities Fund grant.
Garry Payne, Chief Executive at Wyre Council comments: “We are very pleased to have received this funding and the wide variety of projects we have put forward demonstrate the potential of our coastal town of Fleetwood. With its rich heritage we can now use this funding to enhance the area for tourists and the local community.”
Easter Weekend –Dinosaurs Alive!!
Saturday 20 April 2019 10am-4pm
Forget the Easter eggs what about dinosaur eggs! We can feel it in our bones that you will not want to miss our “Dinosaurs Alive” event at Fleetwood Market this Easter weekend. There will be lots of roaring fun on Saturday 20 April between 10am-4pm inside the main hall where you will meet a giant live T Rex roaming the aisles of the traditional market or why not discover the dino egg trail for your chance to win a prize! The Dino egg trail will be around the market where little explorers can hunt for eggs all whilst picking up some bargains too! Or why not get a selfie in a hatching dino egg for the perfect photo opportunity! This family fun event is all free of charge and the perfect Jurassic day out! For more information call the market office on 01253 887651.
Keep up to date with all our events by following our Facebook page @fleetwoodmarket
Santa’s Sitting Room Grotto
Enjoy a magical family visit to meet Father Christmas in his traditional Living room. Boys and girls can meet Father Christmas in his festive fun grotto situated in the main hall of the market.
Every Saturday 1, 8 and 15 December 10am – 4pm
Price £2.50 with small gift included
Or £3.00 including Grotto ticket and Raffle ticket
Big Christmas Raffle draw- 3 children’ bikes to be won!
Bread and Butter Theatre Company
You will not want to miss our Singing Elves and Giant Walking Christmas Cracker Walkabout Acts back again another year by popular demand!
Saturday 8 December during opening hours
Walk about acts around the Market
Giant Snow Globe Photo booth
A Giant Snow Globe complete with imitation snow, themed props and décor this globe is the perfect festive photo opportunity, it can fit up to 6 people in at one time!
Saturday 15 December 10am – 4pm
Situated in the Main Hall of the Market.
Harmony and Health Singing Group
Live Christmas carols to get you in the festive spirit! Come along and listen to them live in the main hall of the market whilst shopping!
Tuesday 11 December from 1.30pm to 3pm
The new Digital Help Centre at Fleetwood Market was officially opened in February 2018 and is already helping local people to get online.
The centre, run in partnership by Citizens Advice and Wyre Council and is helping local people to learn new IT skills and even work their way towards qualifications. There are a number of computers that are available to use and assistance is offered from both Citizens Advice and Wyre Council staff. Appointments can be booked for those who prefer or the service can be accessed on a drop in basis.
The centre is located inside the main hall of Fleetwood Market close to the entrance and is open during the hours of the Market.
Drop into the Past at Fleetwood Market
Fleetwood Market is hosting reminiscence sessions every Friday from 18 May until 13 July between 10:30am and 1:30pm and again from 21 September until 23 November 2018. Just turn up and handle artefacts and replicas from the past, have a brew and relax for a while. Run by the Council’s Arts and Events Team and volunteers, Just Reminiscing is a brand new project that encourages people to come together and share their memories by exploring everyday household of objects of yesteryear, such as flat irons, Tupperware and darning mushrooms. Rummage through ration books, recipes and scrapbooks of the decades. Meet new people and bring along a friend. The sessions will take place in the centre of the market hall on Victoria Street, next to the café.
For small groups who wish to attend, please contact Chris at email@example.com
Moving market crowdLeading up to this year’s Tram Sunday and Spare Parts Festival on Sunday 16 July, Fleetwood Market played host to a number of exciting arts performances and activities.
The idea was to make the venue a fun, happy and healthy market for traders and shoppers alike. Linking into the Healthier Fleetwood initiative and also being an important strand of the festivals’ access and inclusion programme, arts and creativity is good for the soul and we were keen for as many people as possible to take part.
Linda Copland was commissioned as the market’s artist in residence developing an arts installation which involved decorating a crowd of life sized standing statues. Almost twenty local groups and schools received their figure to create the ‘market crowd’ which was showcased at the venue on Tram Sunday. We are running a competition until Tuesday 1 August; all you have to do is collect a checklist from the market office, find all the figures around the market and return your completed list back to the office. You will then be entered into a draw for a chance to win a £25 market shopping voucher to spend at any stall.
Linda says of her time at the market: “It’s been a fantastic experience working with the stall holders and meeting a variety of community groups. Each blank silhouette went on an adventure, returning to the market as an individual, representing the talent and imagination of the community.”
Linda adds: “So many conversations and meeting of minds took place, debating ideas and negotiating techniques. It has been a pleasure to organise and thank you to all those who contributed ideas, time and positive comments.”
Also part of the arts programme was Adele Robinson, a local poet. Adele held a poetry and creative writing workshop in the centre of the market on 6 July. This encouraged people to write poems, stories and listen to extracts from local writers about Fleetwood.
The programme of events culminated on Tram Sunday where the market was buzzing with activity. Internationally acclaimed BMX stunt rider Matti Hemmings and Etta Ermini dance theatre performed on the outdoor performance area plus lots of walkabout street theatre acts and musicians such as the fantastically funny Granny Turismo could also be spotted!
Chris Wyatt, Wyre’s Arts and Events Development Officer says: “The residency has been a huge creative and market community success over the last few months. 50 mannequins were individually designed by traders, local schools and other local groups. It provided an opportunity for the pieces to animate the market in a number of ways. Collectively, as one vibrant installation, or scattered amongst the stalls and acting as a competitive trail for visitors to find them all and enter in a prize draw. The traders are also using them as signposts, advertising boards and a design based interpretation of their goods and products.”
Chris adds: “This pilot project was good for rapport building with the arts and the artists and accompanied by weekly showcase performances from acts such as the Fylde Ukulele Network, is now generating an accepting artistic culture for the venue.”
Fleetwood Market is open 9am – 4.30pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday PLUS bank holidays and Tram Sunday all year round.
This entry was posted in Markets and tagged artist, arts, events, fleetwood market, market, moving market crowd, statues on July 20, 2017 by Rebecca Bleasdale.
Leading up to this year’s Tram Sunday and Spare Parts festival on Sunday 16 July, Fleetwood Market is hosting a number of exciting arts performances and activities.
The idea is to make the venue a fun, happy and healthy market for traders and shoppers alike. Linking into the Healthier Fleetwood initiative and also being an important strand of the festivals’ access and inclusion programme, arts and creativity is good for the soul and we’d like you to take part.
Linda Copeland will be the artist in residence joining us every Saturday from 17 June encouraging participants to be creative at all ages. Linda is developing an arts installation which involves decorating a crowd of life sized standing statues. Almost twenty local groups and schools have received their figure and once complete the ‘market crowd’ will be shown at the venue and weather permitting, around the town.
Every Thursday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm starting from 15 June (excluding 6 July), come and sing along with the Fylde Ukulele Network. A great way to bop whilst you shop! Mouth-watering afternoon teas will also be available at the market café so you can take full advantage of the entertainment at your leisure.
Local musician Mike Fairclough will be bringing his own brand of folk on Saturday 17 June between 10am and 12pm, and on other days – keep an eye out for the notices at the market.
There is an ongoing “Arts Area” available to have a go at art. We’ll provide lots of paper, templates, crayons and pencils for all the family to use. Especially good for those rainy days in town.
We are also hoping to have creative writing classes, and salsa demonstrations.
On Tram Sunday the market will be buzzing with activity. Internationally acclaimed BMX stunt rider Matti Hemmings will be performing on the outdoor performance area at the market, the fantastically funny Bicycle Ballet and the daring and skilful dance group Etta Ermini are in attendance; plus lots of walkabout street theatre acts and musicians.
There is still time, if you want to get involved in providing creative activities, please contact Chris Wyatt, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unit 191 rotatedFleetwood Market is set for another successful fortnight as Love Your Local Market gets underway (17-31 May). We are pleased to be welcoming six new traders trying their hand at market trading for the first time all offering something different but adding to our extensive range of products on offer at the market.
Michael Taznier joins us selling gothic and mystical gifts. Michael had previously attended car boot sales but when he heard about the offer at Fleetwood Market thought it was definitely worth trying his hand at market trading.
Like father like son, Michael’s son George also joins the market family selling Play Station games and consoles.
Also joining us this Love Your Local Market fortnight is Eric Thompson. Visit his stall for a vast array of handbags and accessories. Eric thought the offer of trading at £10 per day was too good to miss and it was worth a shot at becoming a market trader.
Shaun Casey joins us on 23 May with his range of aromatherapy products whilst Janet Scott is selling her beautiful range of handcrafts doorstops, plaques, cushions and ragdolls. Janet says; “I’ve always wanted to try market trading and this offer has made it so easy to give it a try.”
Father and daughter partnership Patrick Greaves and Charlotte Unsworth join us with their business Little Joy Emporium selling delicious cupcakes and jars of homemade fudge. In search of a retail outlet they discovered the offer for new traders and thought it definitely worth a go.
Pop down and say hello to all our traders – old and new and bag a bargain. For more information on all our traders check out our Facebook page here.
Market Manager Julian Brent says: “The whole point of market trading is to try being self-employed with no pressure. Many large high street businesses like Marks & Spencer started their retail journey on markets.
This year we have offered an easy in easy out offer to take the risk element out of trying market trading.
Fleetwood Market is one of Lancashire’s largest markets hosting 250 indoor and outdoor stalls and is presently operating at over 90 % occupancy. We feel this is a real success story in today’s retail environment.”
Dance silhouetteBeing engaged and participating in the arts and creativity has proven positive for our well-being.
We would like to make Fleetwood Market a place to host different creative activities both for visitors and traders.
We’re looking for local arts groups, artists, drama groups, choirs, musicians, dance schools, creative writers, poets, knitters and crafty folk to help provide short performances, sessions or demonstrations at the market during June and July.
Slots are available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and most Saturdays. During these months there will also be a visual artist in residence, who will be creating a unique installation. You can help to shape this work too!
If you can spare a voluntary hour and come along to promote yourselves and what you do, inspire others to participate then we would love to hear from you.
We can help publicise your group, make your group part of this ‘special pool’ of creative providers at the market and open up further opportunities for you at local events.
You will be well looked after at the market with support staff, refreshments and other important facilities.
Let’s make Fleetwood healthier together! For further information contact Chris Wyatt at email@example.com or telephone 01253 887450
Remie BrentBudding market traders are being offered discounted stalls in Fleetwood Market to help them get their business off the ground.
As part of its priority to help kick start more new businesses, market owner Wyre Council has joined the Love Your Local Market (LYLM) campaign and will provide up to six successful applicants with discounted pitches of just £10 a day for a 6 month trial.
Love Your Local Market is a national campaign celebrating and supporting British markets and this year runs from 17 to 31 May.
Julian Brent, market manager at Wyre Council, says: “We know there are people out there with exciting business ideas but the uncertainty and cost of getting started, combined with continuity of trade beyond the first year usually proves too daunting. The Love Your Local Market offer is easy in easy out route to business and makes it simpler for anyone to have a go at being self-employed.”
Those market traders who wish to continue trading at the market after this trial period will be encouraged to do so with mentoring and support from the market manager.
For more information contact Julian Brent on 01253 887650 or email him at Julian.firstname.lastname@example.org
Fleetwood market is a busy, traditional market and one of the oldest in Lancashire boasting over 200 stalls. There’s something for everyone from clothing to food, household goods to jewellery.
The market is open from 9am – 4.30pm every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday PLUS bank holidays and on Tram Sunday.
LYLM is a celebration of market culture in the UK. Since 2012 over 1000 markets have staged nearly 7000 events during the festival and pledged over 10000 pitches to start-ups to test trade. More information can be found on their website.