September 29th, 2016

Farmers’ Market to return to Bromsgrove after council controversy

Farmers’ Market to return to Bromsgrove after council controversy Farmers’ Market to return to Bromsgrove after council controversy

BROMSGROVE town centre will have its first farmers’ market in over a year tomorrow (Saturday).

Stall-holders will be setting up shop in the High Street from 9am to 3pm after an agreement was reached between the district council and the market traders.

We reported back in October how we had been contacted by residents asking where the market had gone and were told by the organisers that the council had said it was unable to accommodate the farmers’ markets while Bromsgrove High Street was being revamped.

The stalls had relocated to Webbs garden centre in Wychbold and Maureen Marklow, the secretary of the Worcestershire Farmers’ Markets, said that had led to them thriving and even increasing the number of stalls to 17.

“There’s a lot of people who like coming to Webbs because they like the fact the parking is free.

“Parking is a big issue in Bromsgrove,” she added.

Under this latest arrangement, the farmers’ market will be on Bromsgroe High Street on the fifth Saturday of the month – when there are five weeks in a month.

After tomorrow, the next ones will be on August 29 and October 31.

Among the products on offer will be jams, vegetables, chutneys, pies and more.

“We have committed to doing this year and we will see how it goes,” added Maureen.

She added she was not sure what was going to happen after that.

Bromsgrove District Council leader, Coun Margaret Sherrey, said: “I am delighted the Farmers’ Market is making use of our events area and is just one of the many attractions which we have planned for the year ahead.”

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