Tag Archives: Markets

Feeding the local economy one meal at a time


I am a big advocate of Try Ashbourne First. Before you buy anything online at least think about whether you could buy it in one of our independent retailers. I firmly believe that you will be surprised at just what … Continue reading

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The Value of local food


Sometimes it is worth paying a little extra for things. If price was the only consideration we would all drive the same type of car and wear clothes from the same shops. There is no real difference between electricity or … Continue reading

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Totally…Locally…Successfully? Lessons from Leek


Ashbourne’s High Street succeeds against the odds. With high parking charges, poor signage, and no coordination it’s a tough life for a retailer in our town. But we do have some excellent independent retailers who have learnt to look after … Continue reading

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2014 – the year of the Town’Ard?


It’s a time for looking forward. Ashbourne had a rough year last year. Not much went right for the town. Decisions about our future were made which defied belief and it would be tempting to fall into the “there’s nothing … Continue reading

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Why are French markets great?


  I’ve just returned from two weeks in France. We were in the Languedoc but it really doesn’t matter. Wherever you go in France there are great markets. There is a real danger of this becoming an urban myth – … Continue reading

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Market shenanigans


Enough is enough! Regular readers will know I love markets and believe they are a valuable part of the social and economic fabric of a community. There has been some utter nonsense spoken about Ashbourne market There has certainly been … Continue reading

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