DVSC is delighted to share some great news.
In October, DVSC signed the license to operate Ruthin Market Hall on Market Street with Denbighshire County Council. And this week Welsh Government announced that DVSC was one of the successful award winners of the Foundational Economy Challenge Fund to help us on our social enterprise journey.
Helen Wilkinson, Chief Executive at DVSC says: “We are very excited to bring this Grade 2 listed building back to life after the retirement of the license holders earlier this year. This is a key opportunity for us to help support inclusive economic growth in Ruthin and the outlying area and provide a platform to engage the local community, artisans, voluntary groups, Third Sector Organisations, social enterprises and local businesses.”
The Market Hall will be run as a Social Enterprise with any surplus generated reinvested for the benefit of the community. DVSC intends to host a regular market involving makers, artisans, artists, local business and the voluntary and community sector. The space will also be available for hire for pop up events and activities.
Helen Wilkinson explains: “We want to work with and inspire local people as we go
on this exciting journey. We are looking to develop our plans in partnership with local people, so we are planning one or two public engagement events before Christmas. Then, in the new year, we will test run a couple of concepts, as we ask for more input from the public during further engagement events. If all goes to plan, we hope that the Market Hall will formally launch in Spring.”
If you are interested in getting involved and want to volunteer by offering your time or skills please contact Mair, DVSC’s Volunteering and Wellbeing Development Officer or Gareth, #DenbighshireVolunteers Support Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org or
call 01824 702 441.
Better still pop in to meet us in person at the Naylor Leyland Centre, Well Street, Ruthin from 08.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday.
People can also get involved in Open Doors activities – which take place on Fridays from 1.00pm till 3.00pm at the Naylor Leyland Centre. Open Doors participants will be showcasing some of their work at one of our public engagement events in the Market Hall before Christmas. DVSC looks forward to welcoming everyone to this great building and to hearing people’s views.
You can see Helen’s interview with Welsh Government colleagues here: