Community to come together for Eastfield Marketplace

Photo at Eastfield Market

People are being urged to support a special market which will provide an opportunity to shop locally and support local traders while bringing the community together.

Eastfield in Scarborough will host the first of its monthly Marketplace events on Saturday 30 March.

Running until October, the event will feature stalls ranging from fruit and vegetables, household supplies as well as clothing, cakes, cheese, local honey, sweets and gifts. There will also be face-painting for children and hot food on offer.

There will be a guest appearance from the Easter Bunny along with competitions for the best decorated egg and an Easter egg hunt.

The event, funded by Eastfield PACT Partnership, will provide an alternative shopping experience for people living in the area, where previously they would have had to travel into Scarborough.

One of the entrepreneurs taking part will be Beata Brough, who runs Cake O’Clock, a cake-making business. She explained why events like these were so important to the area. “I have lived in Eastfield for over 15 years. My family like the area so much that when we decided to buy a bigger house we bought one across the road from where we lived at that time,” she said.

“I believe that being part of your local community is one of the key factors to happiness in life, especially for people who may not have the means or opportunity to travel further afield to access markets and fairs. This is why I chose this event to share my love of baking and I would encourage other traders to do the same and residents to come along and see what Eastfield has to offer.”

Local community organisations, such as the Eastfield Residents Association, will also be attending with information on the proposed community park as well as other plans for the town. The Marketplace is part of a scheme to improve the High Street and increase community events and activities in the area.

Our superintendent of markets, Penny Beniston, said: “The people of Eastfield are proud of where they live and initiatives such as this will help build on the strong community spirit in the area.

“By hosting the Marketplace, we are not only providing somewhere for people to meet up and have fun but are supporting local traders as well.”