The fate of the annual Mosgiel market day is secure, but
whether it is held in the lead-up to Christmas has yet to be
Mosgiel Business Association chairman Blair Arthur said at
last week's annual meeting it was decided the association
would continue to hold a market.
''There will be a market of some description to showcase
Mosgiel at some time of year, but exactly when and where [is
up for debate].
''We have just got to bite the bullet and try it one more
time and just hope we get that good turnout,'' he said.
The decision came after some members had questioned whether
the association should be holding a market, after last year's
was badly affected by weather, with many vendors failing to
Mr Arthur said the decision on when to hold the market would
likely be made at the group's committee meeting next month.
He was pleased members had chosen to keep a market and
believed there would be some merits in holding it in March.
''That gives the retailers the chance to put their own tables
out and get rid of their excess [Christmas] stock.''
A key determinant of whether the next market day would be
successful would be whether it attracted ''good vendors'' and
Mr Arthur was keen for new stallholders to get in touch once
a date had been decided.