underway to save Highbridge's weekly outdoor markets
organisers of Highbridge's weekly outdoor markets have begun talks
with Sedgemoor District Council to try and secure their future.
year how the district council had struck a deal with Market
Forces to operate the weekly events on a three month trial basis
from the Bank Street Car Park.
that trial is due to come to an end during the next fortnight
- and talks have begun between the two parties to keep the markets
District Council's Tim Mander told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
trial period is due to finish in early February and, as a result,
Market Forces will have to apply for formal planning permission."
added: "The market was well supported in the run-up to Christmas,
but was quieter during January. We'd like to see it continue."
permission is required because the stalls can occupy up to 50
car parking spaces at the Bank Street site, pictured right.
Brown, spokesman for Market Forces, confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com
that the talks are underway. "We hope to have some more news
on this in 2-3 weeks," he said.
above are Tim Mander from Sedgemoor District Council and Mark
Miller from Market Forces at Highbridge's weekly market