A NEW monthly market will take place in Prudhoe Parish Hall, starting on Saturday, July 9.

CH Event will organise the new market which will take place from 10am until 2pm. 

The market will bring together handmade items from local traders, such as soaps, glassware and woodcrafts.

Cheryl Hutchinson, owner of CH Event and The Petite Sweet Company, said: "Our markets are a mix of handmade items from pens to woodcrafts, hand-sewn items, soaps, glassware, and we also have things like pick and mix sweets, vegan treats and fragrances."

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"There is usually a good mix of traders at each event so there's always something different to see."

Cheryl said: "The brand new monthly market at Prudhoe Parish Hall will run alongside the regular coffee morning that's held there each week."

The events company arrange various events across the Tyne Valley, such as wedding fairs, indoor markets and craft and beauty fairs. 

CH Event celebrates their fourth year of business this year, and Cheryl said: "It's a small family run business and over the years I'm proud to say the business has grown into something I'd never have dreamed it could be."

CH Events also organise monthly markets at Corbridge Parish Hall and Hexham Abbey.

Speaking of the impact of the cost of living crisis on her business, Cheryl said: "Business has been steady, but you can definitely tell that everyone is being more careful with their spending. We've lost a few regular traders due to Covid, but we've also had a few new ones so it's balanced out okay.

"Our future plans are to carry on building the two new indoor markets. Next years' diary already has booking in for Hexham Abbey and Corbridge as they have established themselves well. Hopefully Prudhoe will do the same - it will be good to work with the church and help them support the local community," she added.

Other indoor markets taking place in July will be held in Corbridge Parish Hall on Saturday, July 2 from 10am until 2pm, and at Hexham Abbey on Saturday, July 16 from 10am until 3pm.