February 3, 2012 Buckingham Today
THE coordinator of Brackley’s farmers’ market is appealing for landowners to come forward as he investigates a change of location.
On the third Saturday of month for the last 11 years Chris Blunden, a member of Brackley Town Council, has coordinated the market on the piazza which featured around seven or eight farmers.
But after the council started charging the stall holders for the use of the piazza and the town hall amenities, and a decline in the number of stall holders, Mr Blunden took the decision to suspend the market during the lean winter months.
He is now planning to reinvigorate the market with a new location and wants to sign up at least two new stallholders ahead of a re-launch in March.
Mr Blunden said he was not at the town council meeting when the decision was made to charge for the use of the piazza, but would have voted against the proposal.
The decision to charge the farmers brought the arrangement in line with other piazza users.
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