CHORLEY’S markets are on the rise as more people than ever are visiting the town centre streets each Tuesday.

After a year of Chorley’s Tuesday Markets being on town centre streets, thousands of shoppers continue to flock to the town centre each Tuesday.

Chorley Council moved Tuesday’s market traders over a year ago to allow car parking improvements to take place ahead of the Market Walk extension being built.

Cllr Alistair Bradley, leader of the council said: “Chorley’s markets, both the covered market and the Tuesday markets, are attracting a high volume of people from Chorley and further afield.

“At first, some people weren’t too sure on the relocation of the Tuesday markets but now, if you visit the markets on a Tuesday you will see that the town centre has a bustling atmosphere with so many people browsing the markets and other retailers.

“Moving the Tuesday Market traders has meant that they are more integrated with shops and businesses in the town centre which means that visitors now get the best of both worlds.

“We pride ourselves in our local produce and we support our local businesses so we’re really happy to see that the public are taking an interest and are shopping locally.

“We hope that people continue to visit the town centre and the markets and with all of the work we are doing on our car parks before development of the Market Walk extension there will be room for plenty of people to come and park.”

Following development of the Market Walk extension, it is expected that visitor numbers will increase even further, attracting more people to what Chorley has to offer.

The Covered Market is open 9am-4.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Tuesday Markets set up across streets in Chorley Town Centre from 9.30am – 4.30pm.

To find out more about Chorley’s markets visit