Diss Farmers Market Students help Market


When: Every Saturday of 2nd Week

Time: 09:00 am - 01:00 pm

Location: Market Place

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Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom IP224AB

Website: http://www.disscouncil.com/market.php

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A group of students from Diss High School are working on an innovative project to encourage local residents and traders to support shops, restaurants and businesses within the town. The students are busy using a variety of marketing tools and will be organising a special event as part of the Diss Farmers Market on Saturday 8th March. The event, designed to encourage people to spend more time shopping in the town and raise awareness of the range of shops, cafes and restaurants that Diss has to offer, will include music, entertainment, displays and special offers and promotions at many of the local businesses. This is just one of a number of activities being delivered in partnership with the Town Councils and Town Teams across the four Market Towns as part of South Norfolk Council’s Market Towns Initiative. Business Studies students have been working alongside local marketing agency, The Lively Crew, to produce a marketing campaign to increase the numbers of visitors to our market towns, encouraging them to stay longer and spend more. The project is part of South Norfolk Council’s Market Towns Initiative which brings together resources and expertise to support the Market Towns of Diss, Harleston, Loddon and Wymondham. Martin Wilby, deputy leader of the council said: “South Norfolk’s Market Towns play a vital role in the local economy and the communities they serve. This fantastic project supports the work that we are already undertaking with our partners to ensure that our Market Towns are in the best shape possible to attract shoppers, tourists and businesses, now and in the future. It is wonderful that these students recognise the need to ensure that their local towns thrive while gaining practical marketing experience by working on this project.” The project has been shaped by feedback from local businesses and residents and addresses a very real business challenge for the town - encouraging residents to shop locally