Budleigh Salterton farmers' market success prompts move

BUDLEIGH Salterton's farmers' market is on the move this month to a new, larger, location.

BUDLEIGH Salterton's farmers' market is on the move this month to a new, larger, location.

After almost two years in Brook Road car park, the market will on Friday January 29 relocate to the Rolle Mews car park.

The reason for the move is to accommodate new traders who are keen to sell at the popular monthly market.

Rob Higgs, chairman of the market management team, said he was 'delighted' with the move.

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"We have been working for some while to identify a new location. This is it," he said.

"It will provide the market and traders with more space and resolve the access and space problems we were finding in Brook Road. "We have been under pressure from new traders who want to join the market.

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"This should give us the opportunity to resolve this.

"It will also mean it that we still operate close to the town centre which was always one of our original objectives - to attract more people into the town to the benefit of all our shops and businesses".

District councillor Malcolm Florey, who sits on the market management team, said East Devon District Council had been instrumental in securing the new venue.

Cllr Florey said: "They have been extremely helpful and supportive in making this move possible.

"It is now up to everyone in the town and wider community to support the market and use it.

"Our management team, who are all volunteers, and traders all look forward to a positive and productive new year."

The market, which falls under the umbrella of Budleigh Salterton's Chamber of Commerce, will continue to run on the last Friday of each month.

The organisers say it remains focused on working closely with the other farmer's markets across East Devon, providing stalls for local growers and producers.

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