Maldon's Monday High Street Market is a third of the way through its trial to see whether a market is viable and if it could become a permanent feature in the town.
It is important to gather as much feedback as possible and Maldon District Council have been listening to High Street businesses, traders, residents and visitors. As a result, and working with the market operator, they have been able to make improvements each week to address some of the common issues such as the range of stalls, signage, parked vehicles and traffic movements.
Over the coming weeks Maldon District Council will be talking to as many people as they can to help them decide whether the market does increase footfall and help boost trade for businesses generally.
Suzie's Shop has just opened in Maldon High Street. They stock unique and beautiful hand-made gifts, up-cycled furniture and vintage-inspired home wares.
They also run regular Art and Craft Workshops for adults and children; choose from crochet, watercolour painting, vintage make-up, photograpy or decopatch plus many, many more! Why not bring along your tired or old furniture for them to up-cycle or shabby chic?
You could also sell your own art or craft through their shelf hire scheme. So many reason to visit such a unique and inspiring shop!
Opera in the Orchard organisers have announced that they are extending the cut off date for early bird tickets to this year's Opera Gala until the end of April 2015. The event will take place on 11th July 2015 at Bouncers Farm in Wickham Bishops.
The evening will be compared by Peter Bridges who is the artistic and musical director of Garden Opera. The singers enact the scene that they are singing in a very friendly and accessible manner. Some of the music will be sung in English and some in the original language and a 6-piece band will accompany them.
The Community Clean Up Campaign started on Thursday 19 March with staff at the District Council undertaking a litter pick and in just one hour 18 sacks of rubbish had been collected from the footpath near the Council offices.
On Saturday 21 March a whole army of volunteers and their families came together across the Maldon District to highlight how important it is to dispose of litter responsibly in order to maintain a clean and tidy District.
It was a true family event with litter picks co-ordinated in Heybridge, Southminster and by staff from McDonalds in Maldon. In Southminster, they managed to collect 15 bags of rubbish. In Heybridge, the children really got into the spirit of it and were rummaging around for the most interesting rubbish! They found shoes, gloves, a coat, carpet underlay, a flare and engine oil to name a few things!