A weekly outdoor market will start soon thanks to council funding.
Derbyshire County Council has agreed to pay £10,000 to run the market in Hall Leys Park, Matlock, after being approached by traders’ group Matlock Town Team for help.
Councillor Andy Botham, deputy cabinet member for jobs, economy and transport, said: “The market will help to regenerate Matlock by making it a more attractive place to visit which will help existing retailers in the town.
“It will also help offer opportunities for new businesses to start up at a low cost.”
The market will be run jointly between the county council, Matlock Town Team and Derbyshire Dales District Council and will form part of the ‘love your market’ campaign aimed at supporting new traders and business start-ups.
The market will start in May and, if successful, plans are in place to make the new market a permanent feature in the town.
Matlock Town Council has been running a monthly farmers market in the town for seven years and from April 2012.