They’re planning a new beginning at York’s ‘oldest street’.
Goodramgate Traders Association launches this week – with a mission to reintroduce this historic thoroughfare to residents and visitors.
Zoe Sinclair is chair of the association, which will be officially launched at Bedern Hall on Wednesday, as well as running Ambiente Tapas Restaurant.
“Goodramgate is home to a vibrant mix of nearly 100 independent local businesses and has a strong community feel, with the history and heritage of York’s oldest street as the backdrop to an eclectic and unique mix of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants,” she said.
“We want visitors to discover Goodramgate and locals to rediscover this unique part of our city with its mix of old and new.”
Heritage trail launched
The association, which has had funding from City of York Council, plans to involve local traders in creating a strategy “promoting this characterful street to York residents and visitors alike”.
Member businesses will benefit from a forum in which to share ideas and create working partnerships, representation at meetings with key organisations, and have a say in the developing character of the area.
There is lots of history associated with Goodramgate, including Our Lady’s Row, the oldest surviving row of houses in York, built in 1316.
Part of plans for the launch has been the creation of a new Discover Goodramgate Heritage Trail by Roger Lee of Bedern Hall.
The family friendly map is designed to help visitors not only discover Goodramgate but also to encourage them to spend time and explore the area.
“We invite all traders from the street to join us on the 21st of July to learn how being a member can benefit their business so that we can work together for the benefit of the community of Goodramgate and surrounding area,” adds Zoe.
Businesses interested in attending should contact [email protected]