With the market refurbishment starting this week, Wokingham businesses and councillors are keen to stress that Wokingham is still open for business and urge residents to continue to support all our shops and market traders.
The Open for Business drive is supported by both Wokingham Town and Borough Councils with banners and generic advertising throughout the town together with marketing materials for retailers to utilise for their own messages or promotions.
Town Councillor Gwynneth Hewetson is liaising with the Wokingham Business Association and local shops and businesses during this time of change and promoting the Open for Business drive. All Businesses including hairdressers, clothing stores, restaurants and pubs in the town centre rely on both passing trade and planned purchases in order to thrive; everyone involved directly or indirectly with the town centre regeneration and market place refurbishment urge residents to keep coming into the town and going about their usual business.
Plenty of parking
With the opening of the new Carnival Pool car park there is plenty of parking in the town. Denmark Street car park is still accessible in the usual way via the library end of Denmark Street and Elms road car park is just as convenient. Whilst the disabled parking bays in Denmark Street are now out of action other disabled bays are available in Rose Street, outside the Methodist Church and in front of the Post Office on Broad Street. When complete the Market Place will have more disabled bays than previously available.
Whilst the works are being carried out in the Market Place, the weekday and Saturday markets have temporarily relocated to the Plaza, which is the area between Brown Bag, Argos and the Gig House. This has been made possible with the support of Aviva and Axa who own the space together with the businesses and residents actively welcoming the temporary move.