Local Produce Market
An already established use on the event space is the Local Produce Market. There is always a wonderful atmosphere and a wide range of food stalls selling local products including locally produced cheese, artisan bread, fermented foods, honeys, natural cordials and locally-distilled gin, as well as a number of talented local crafters and makers. Visitors also take the opportunity to visit the established shops in the town too.
Future markets are scheduled for the second Saturday of the month between 10am and 1pm.
Produce Markets are planned for:
10 April 2021
8 May 2021
12 June 2021
Future Markets once confirmed will be publicised on the Visit Liskeard website on their What’s On calendar
January 2021 - Cattle Market Demolition
A major change has occurred at the Old Cattle Market with physical demolition starting in the first week of January 2021 and due to be completed in April 2021. A permanent site boundary hoarding has been constructed which will display murals created by local graphic designers Print 2 Media telling the history, current plans and the vision of the cattle market site.
Cornwall Council has identified the need to maintain as much activity on site as possible, to ensure that the character of the Old Cattle Market is not lost during the construction phase. The aim is to enable the businesses in the remaining north side sheds to be able to continue to trade when COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed and for planned events to continue when rules allow.
The Liskeard Neighbourhood Plan, drawn up with extensive community participation, encourages the development of “a mix of uses that support the vitality and viability of the town centre(Cattle Market Policy TC4)”. Cornwall Council is working closely with community to enable these ambitions to be achieved. In March 2019, with the help of central Government funding, a public design workshop or ‘Charrette’ was held, facilitated by architects JTP, to create a Vision for the Cattle Market, including an illustrative masterplan for the site.
Since then, the detailed planning application drawn up by JTP for Phase 1 was approved unanimously by Cornwall Council East Planning Committee in September 2020. Phase 1 will start on site this year and includes a new creative industry workspace called ‘Workshed’ and a covered market area.
A range of activities have also taken place in the Town Council’s new community events space, including the Local Produce Market. A new Makers project is also underway with a funding from the Community Led Local Development (CLLD) fund.
Future work to progress the regeneration of the Cattle Market site includes talking with community groups and other stakeholders about the further phases of regeneration at the western side of the site. Please look out for further engagement events and you can keep in touch with the progress of the regeneration of Liskeard cattle market on this website.
Keeping residents informed and involved is really important. We have launched this website which will provide news and information as the Old Cattle Market continues to be transformed.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the JTP Community Planning team on Freephone 0800 012 6730.