The borough's first ever enterprise market was held last month with 30 stall-holders taking part.

Traders jumped at the offer of a free trading space at Epsom's Market Place by Epsom and Ewell Council for local people.

Councillor Clive Woodbridge, vice chair of the council’s strategy and resources committee said: “We are thrilled that so many local traders, businesses and entrepreneurs took the opportunity to develop their trade in such a great community setting.

"From home-made soaps and hand-crafted jewellery to original wildlife photography and garden wares - all tastes were catered for and it was just superb to see such a diverse range of stallholders.

“Epsom and Ewell Council is proud of its market heritage and we are all committed to creating a more vibrant and buoyant commercial centre in Epsom Town Centre.”

Kenneth J Eve Butchers in Ewell Village, established in 1986, was one of the traders to taking advantage of the initiative. Owner Kenneth Eve said: "One of the other traders showed the the piece in the Guardian to me and then I found it on the council's website.

"I thought it was quite a good idea because it will get us into Epsom town centre.

"I think its an exellent thing that the council has done.

"We have all these French and international markets but the council have thought let's do something that actually helps the ratepayers in the borough and I think that's a very good idea."

The market will trade from 10am until 4pm in Epsom’s Market Place on the last Sunday each month, with the exception of December due to the Christmas break.

There will be no charge for pitch rental until April 2012, at which point a charge will be put in place.

The only condition is that prospective traders are residents or local business rate payers who can provide a stall suitable for trading and have valid public liability insurance.

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