Search for new market site

PUBLISHED: 10:03 03 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:23 24 May 2010

A NEW search has been launched to find a suitable site for a monthly farmers' market in Nailsea. Nailsea Town Council has spent the past several months pressing for permission for the market to be held in Crown Glass Place. A site meeting was held with re

A NEW search has been launched to find a suitable site for a monthly farmers' market in Nailsea.Nailsea Town Council has spent the past several months pressing for permission for the market to be held in Crown Glass Place.A site meeting was held with representatives of Nailsea Town Centre Company in August to discuss using the area for a market, but five months on, permission has yet to be given.Now councillors are looking at alternative sites to hold the monthly sale.Nailsea Town Council clerk Ian Morrell said market operators, Somerset Farmers' Markets, were very keen to set up a monthly operation in the town.Mr Morrell said: "Despite many letters and phone calls to the town centre company, we are yet to get an agreement to hold the farmers' market at Crown Glass Place."We had a site meeting in August and were hopeful we could get a market up and running by October, but since then we have moved no further on."The working party set up to investigate the possibility of setting up a market has now suggested alternative sites are considered.Mr Morrell added: "Councillors are now looking for a site which will be easy for people to get to and close to the town centre and have plenty of parking."Farmers' markets operate in other towns very successfully and to have one in Nailsea would be a real boost to the town."Once a site is identified, farmers within a 40 mile radius will be approached to take up stalls at the market.It will be selling fresh, locally grown produce including vegetables, meat and cheeses.

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