Night Markets declared a big hit

Vince Garreffa with  Amandine Trouillet and her French food caravan, Matt Seabrook and Acting Mayor David Lagan.   Picture: Marcus Whisson
Vince Garreffa with Amandine Trouillet and her French food caravan, Matt Seabrook and Acting Mayor David Lagan. Picture: Marcus Whisson

The night markets, held along Beaufort Street, started on December 8 last year, aiming to bring vibrancy to the area on Monday nights.

As well as raising the profile of local retailers, the markets feature pop-up stalls, fresh fruit and vegetables, food trucks and live music.

The Inglewood on Beaufort Community Network and City of Stirling worked together to make the markets a reality.

Stirling Acting Mayor David Lagan said the idea of staging night markets on a Monday evening had struck a chord with the community.

‘The popularity of the markets has shown that people really want to get out and about on Monday nights for a bite to eat and some local shopping,’ Cr Lagan said.

‘It’s also great to hear that a recent survey of local traders by the City has found a 24 per cent increase in trade due to the markets.’

Mr Garreffa said the first season of the night markets was a triumph for the local community and he looked forward to another season in August.

‘It’s been a resounding success,’ he said.

‘I’ve met so many neighbours, and they’ve met so many of their neighbours; it’s fantastic for the community.’

The Mt Lawley Society will have a pop-up stall at the last market of the season on Monday, with a series of classic photos from Inglewood and Mt Lawley.