Special offers, live music, cake and community spirit are promised when Gloucester Green outdoor market celebrates 10 years under its current operator.

Midlands-based LSD Promotions took over running the market on behalf of Oxford City Council  in October 2013.

And this year the city council has granted the company a contract to continue operating it for at least another five years.

A spokesperson said: "This exciting development ensures that we can continue developing the market, supporting loyal and new traders, and fostering a sense of community for the years to come."

They added: "When LSD Promotions assumed the responsibility of running the Gloucester Green market, it faced a challenging time with only one or two street food traders remaining.

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"The market operated solely on Wednesdays and Thursdays, with Wednesday being the charter market and Thursday dedicated to antiques.

"However, our commitment to rejuvenating this historic market was unwavering."

Saturday trading was introduced in 2014 and the market started opening on Friday in 2019.

The street food court, selling dishes from around the globe, established around 2017, has become one of the biggest attractions.

The company said it was "proud to say that some traders have been with us since the beginning such as Momo King, and Gyoza Oxford".

"Their unwavering commitment has played a vital role in making the market a cherished institution in the heart of Oxford."

The market has been trading on the site for 40 years.

It had left Gloucester Green for Oxpens in 1932 but after the Oxpens Market closed to make way for the expansion of the Oxford College of Further Education market traders returned to Gloucester Green in 1982.

The city council revealed in March that businesses around Gloucester Green are set to be replaced by a new seating and planting scheme, similar to that at Broad Meadow.

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It is part of The City Centre Action Plan aimed at helping the post-pandemic recovery of Oxford’s city centre which contains proposals to boost the local economy and create new job opportunities and public spaces.

No timeframe has been given for its implementation.

The council said in a consultation run in November 2021 on the future of the city centre, residents said they wanted more use of Gloucester Green.

“The area is identified as an opportunity area in the CCAP," said a spokesperson.

LSD Promotions is hosting a celebration with live music and exclusive offers from traders many of whom will be offering special discounts and promotions for the entire week on Wednesday October 11.