November 27, 2008
farmers' markets receive council funding boost
future of Burnham-On-Sea's regular farmers markets seems to be
secure after the Town Council this week pledged its financial
support to the events.
of the Town Improvements Committee voted in favour of giving £1,200
of funding - or £100 per month - towards the cost of organising
the markets in Burnham High Street, pictured here.
was concern last year that the popular events could be scrapped
altogether after Burnham-On-Sea.com reported last December
that the loss of Burnham's Town Centre Manager due to district
council financial cutbacks had put a question mark over their
the Town Council agreed to safeguard the markets by handing over
the management to Somerset Farmers' Markets, an organisation that
oversees nine similar markets across the county.
week, the Town Council reinforced its support by earmarking the
funding. "Councillors were keen to see the events continue
and recommended that the funding continues during 2009,"
said Cllr Eric Gill, who is Chairman of Burnham's Town Improvements
markets include this Friday (28th November), followed by 19th
December and then 30th January 2009, 27th February 2009 and 27th
March 2009. Each will run from 9am-1pm.