markets set to return to Highbridge cattle market site
Sunday markets are set to return to Highbridge's former cattle
market site at the start of October after an absence of over two
The businessman behind Burnham's car boot sales at the BASC sports
ground is moving his operations to the cattle market site next
to the fire-hit Highbridge Hotel.
Stewart confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
Sunday markets will include fruit and veg stalls, a local butcher
and fresh food stalls. We'll be returning on a weekly basis between
8am-3pm from October 2nd."
a great location that's easily accessed from the A38," added
"We just need the support of local people to make it a success
and hopefully bring some trade back into Highbridge."
added that Derek Mead, the owner of the hotel and market site,
is "supportive" of the markets returning and has agreed
that the markets will be held there "for between 18 months
and two years."
councillors have given the news a mixed welcome. Cllr Chris Williams
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's good to see the site being
used for the markets again, but disappointing that this may mean
nothing is done on the permanent development there for two years."
Joe Leach added: "We've been pushing for the return of the
Sunday markets for some time, so I'm pleased to see them coming
back and hope it brings more people into Highbridge."
better to have the markets there while the plans for the longer-term
development are drawn up rather than the site remaining empty
Saturday afternoon car boot sales - which used to be held at the
BASC Ground - have also moved to the cattle market site. And a
traditional fun fair will also be returning to the cattle market
site in October, as it did last year.
Stalls at the former weekly Sunday market in Highbridge