Thursday 2nd December 2021

Olney markets receive boost from our South Midlands team

After a tough couple years for local markets, our South Midlands team has donated £870 to help offset fees for the Thursday and Farmers' Market traders in Olney this November.

From L – R: Neale Bowdidge (Fruit & Veg), Tony’s Fashions ( Sarupinder Johal, clothes), Colin Dooley (confectionery/sweets/homeware), Paul Dexter (dog beds)

Taylor Wimpey donated via Olney Town Council, who have since allocated a discount to each of the market traders, reducing their overall costs for the month.

Sarah Kennedy, Acting Town Clerk at Olney Town Council, said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Taylor Wimpey for their generous donation and important contribution towards the Olney markets.

“Markets are at the heart of local communities and play an important part in the economy of our local area by bringing visitors to the high street. It is vital that we keep markets open, and provide communities with access to a whole variety of quality food and products.”

A recent survey conducted on behalf of Barclaycard, suggests that around 64% of Brits are choosing to shop closer to home to support smaller and independent businesses*, highlighting a shift in consumers' behaviour to shop local.

Fiona Lloyd, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South Midlands, said: “There’s no denying that local markets have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, so we are delighted to offer our support to both the Thursday and Farmers’ Markets in Olney.

“We recognise the importance of these markets to the local community and we hope that they continue to thrive for years to come.”