Northumberland County Council is working with Blyth Town Council and other local organisations on this initiative aimed at developing new trade for the town.
It is hoped that the change of day will attract more new stallholders and more shoppers and prevent it from clashing with other market days in South-East Northumberland.
Malcolm Hutchinson, Blyth town centre manager, is convinced that the move could be the catalyst towards confirming Blyth as a popular market town, the new Monday Market complementing the already established Friday and Saturday market days.
“Monday is an obvious choice for Blyth as there are no other markets operating within South East Northumberland or North Tyneside on that day. It will provide an attractive local facility for many Market Traders who currently need to travel much further afield to carry out their business”.
The first Monday market will take place on Blyth Market Square on Monday 13 August and as an incentive to maximise occupancy, first time traders will only be charged £10 per site for the first six weeks.
Andy Rutherford, head of highways and neighbourhood services at Northumberland County Council said: “The council has agreed a strategy aimed at enhancing the role of markets in local communities in Northumberland and as part of this we have been looking at how we can help Blyth market to play a bigger role in increasing the vibrancy of the town.
“We expect that this change of day will attract more stallholders and shoppers, and compliment other retail and services in Blyth.”
If you are interested in trading on the market please contact Pat Walsh, markets manager for Blyth on 07900052447
The Friday and Saturday markets will continue to run as normal.