January 26, 2012 Somerset Standard
The future development of Frome market will be discussed at a Mendip District Council cabinet meeting on Monday.
Councillors will meet at the Shepton Mallet council chambers from 6.30pm to debate plans for a pilot scheme that could see between £25,000 and £30,000 invested in more stalls.
A report on the project states that the market has been in steady decline on Wednesdays but the Saturday event has grown slightly.
The Saturday market will be relocated to the Market Place for a trial period of three months with road closures including The Bridge to the junction of Cork Street, Scott Street and King Street.
Bus routes will remain open and access for emergency vehicles will also be maintained throughout the trial period.
In 2007/08 the income earned from the Wednesday market was £38,363 but in 2010/11 that figure had dropped to £24,587.
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