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VILLAGE MARKET SUCCESS IN THE SOUTH WIGHT FOR NITON

L-R: High Sheriff Mrs Gioia Minghella Gidden, and volunteer leader Eleanor Bowen

Niton’s inaugural Village Market has been hailed a success after Saturday’s launch by the Island’s High Sheriff, Mrs Gioia Minghella-Giddens.

Local produce sold like hot cakes at an event aimed at boosting the village’s economy, which has been hard hit by the closure of Undercliff Drive.

The market is the latest venture at volunteer-run Niton Community Hub, which houses the library and a cinema.

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In an opening ceremony Mrs Mingella Giddens praised the market as an example of community spirit in action.

Volunteer leader Eleanor Bowen added:

“It was a very encouraging start. Onwards and upwards!”

The event will run on the second Saturday of the month until September, from 10:00 until noon. There will be a Christmas market in December.

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