THE town market has re-launched after a five-month absence with new street food. 

Bracknell Market officially ceased trading at the end of April, but has now been taken over and re-opened on Friday, September 29. 

The market outside Princess Square features stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and fish, delicatessen, bakery goods, and flowers. 

There is also a limited selection of street food stalls offering Thai and Japanese dishes.

Speaking ahead of the event, Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker, executive member for economic development and regeneration, said: “It’s great news that Bracknell Market will be re-launching this Friday as it will bring another dimension to the shopping experience that Bracknell town centre and The Lexicon offers. 

“We made it clear in the spring that we would work to find a new market management company as we know the market is important to our residents and shoppers.

"The new Bracknell Market will offer a variety of fresh produce and street food to complement the shopping and dining experience of The Lexicon.”

Bracknell Forest Council have now outsourced the running of the market to Hughmark, who will take over the operation. The previous company in charge of the market moved on at the end of April. 

Lew Hughes from Hughmark said: “The market is relatively compact due to its excellent location but high on quality. All of the traders are known to us and they work with us in other locations so they are highly recommended.

"We will shortly be introducing a weekly promotion whereby customers have the opportunity to win £50 worth of goods of their choice on a weekly basis. Further details on this promotion will be posted shortly on Bracknell Market’s new Facebook page.”

The market outside the Princess Square is only a temporary location, and the council is continuing to look for a new permanent home. 

The market will now be open from 8:30am-4pm.