for re-think on Burnham-On-Sea farmers markets in High Street
town councillor has called for a re-think on whether Burnham-On-Sea's
monthly farmers markets should be held in the town's High Street.
the latest council meeting, Cllr Louise Parkin questioned whether
the number of stalls at the events justifies the High Street being
closed each month.
it worthwhile closing the street for a small amount of stalls when
road closures are so detrimental to the trade of our existing shops?"
Burridge-Clayton said that stall numbers may simply be down in the
winter months compared to the summer due to weather, while Burnham's
Mayor, Cllr Michael Clarke, said she had raised "an interesting
was agreed that the Town Projects Committee would monitor the number
of stalls and attendance in coming months.
markets are held in the High Street on the last Friday morning of
each month, and offer a wide variety of fresh local produce.
shops along the High Street say the events bring in extra footfall
and boost trade, while others believe the markets take away business.
Busy scenes at one of the Burnham-On-Sea farmers markets